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Re: Comment on XSD 1.1

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 18:45:36 +0100
To: Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b3a8mht4v.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>
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Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed exposition of what you see
as the structural problems with the XML Schema 1.1 CR drafts and your
proposed relayering.

The Working Group discussed your proposal at some length, but in the
end agreed with the view expressed by several contributors to the
thread beginning at [2], well-summarised in Michael Kay's post [3],
that almost independently of the merits of your critique, it's neither
possible now, if indeed it ever was, or indeed helpful to our users,
to respond by stopping the XML Schema 1.1 process as it has been
carried out over the last five years, and starting anew with a
refactoring effort.

Accordingly the Working Group intends to classify issue 6940 [1],
which was opened for you proposal, as something for the future, with
no action to be taken on this issue with respect to the current draft
specification.

The current draft addresses virtually all of the specific requirements
the Working Group was chartered to address [4], and follows the
specific guidance in this respect that we were given at the user
feedback workshop [5] held as work on version 1.1 was getting started.
We hope that in the interests of getting that work in the hands of
those who have asked for it, you will accept this resolution -- please
let us know.

ht, by and on behalf of the W3C XML Schema Working Group

[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6940
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-schema-comments/2009AprJun/0203.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-schema-comments/2009AprJun/0204.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/12/xmlbp/xml-schema-wg-charter.html
[5] http://www.w3.org/2005/06/21-schema-workshop/chairs-report.html
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