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RE: what's wrong with using XML Schema/HTML/RDF to document namespaces?

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 14:14:22 -0800
Message-ID: <B885BEDCB3664E4AB1C72F1D85CB29F804B7C708@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>

The question you should first ask yourself is "What is the purpose of
namespace documents?". I suggest reading Tim Bray's 14 theses of
namespace documents at http://www.textuality.com/tag/Issue8.html
particularly focusing on points 7, 10,12,13 and 14. 

Tim has already made good arguments as to why a schema (not just one
conforming to the W3C XML Schema recommendation) is not the most
desirable document to use as a namespace document. From my perspective,
the clamor for namespace documents has always been about human readable
documents available at "design time", a schema of any sort does not fit
the bill especially not a W3C XML Schema document. I wouldn't mind
seeing documentation based on a schema such as the output of XS3P
(http://titanium.dstc.edu.au/xml/xs3p/) the results of GETing an
namespace document. 

-- 
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>  
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Connolly [mailto:connolly@w3.org] 
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 12:59 PM
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> 
> 
> I invite folks to use this namespace
> name in their documents:
> 
>   http://www.w3.org/XML/2000/04schema-hacking/my
> 
> If you GET that thing, you'll find
> an XML Schema document which allows
> a machine to distinguish a syntactic
> subset of XML documents that are
> consistent with my expectations.
> 
> Why is that not OK?
> 
> i.e. DaveO, please elaborate...
> 
> "20:49:07 [DaveO]
> I will object to XML Schema being OK."
>  -- http://www.w3.org/2002/12/09-tagmem-irc
> 
> Likewise
>   http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns
> 
> if you dereference that, you get an RDF Schema.
> What's wrong with that?
> 
> Likewise, if you dereference
>   http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
> you get an HTML document.
> 
> What's wrong with that?
> 
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
> 
> 
> 
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