W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-xml-query-comments@w3.org > July 2001

RE: Use of DTDs for typing

From: james anderson <james.anderson@setf.de>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 12:23:12 +0200
Message-ID: <3B4AD765.C032F181@setf.de>
To: ashokma@microsoft.com, www-xml-query-comments@w3.org
hello.

i'm sorry to take so long to respond to your response, but i must have
missed it if it was sent to me. i just happend to be trolling the
comments list for june and tripped over your note.

(have i overlooked responses to any other of my questions?)

yes, the question had specifically to do with the definition for
ContextDecl, which seemed an insatisfactory resolution of issue 54.
perhaps i misunderstand, but i don't distinguish the two.

...

> 
> Dear James:
> 
> This note is in response to your mail to the XML Query WG on June 13
> asking about DTD support in XML Schema. This is an official response,
> and has been reviewed and approved by the Working Group.
> 
> Some of the WG members read your note as asking whether type information
> in the DTD could be used in creating the data model and for static
> typing.
> They asked that we remind you that XQuery issue 54 addresses this:
> 
> " Issue 54 : Defining Behavior for Well Formed, DTD, and Schema
> Documents
>  xquery-define-schema-variants)
> Description:  We should specify the behavior of XQuery for well formed
> XML,
> XML validated by a schema, and XML validated by a DTD"
> 
> Others, however, read your mail as asking whether a DTD can be used to
> define a collection of types whose names could be used in treat and cast
> operations and do specify function arguments.  That is, we need to be
> able to refer to a DTD in the context similar to the production below
> for a schema.
> 
> ContextDecl ::= ("namespace" NCNAME "=" StringLiteral) |
>                  ("default" "namespace" "=" StringLiteral) |
>                    ("schema" StringLiteral StringLiteral)
> 
> On this issue there has been insufficient discussion and currently there
> is no firm position.
> 
> Ashok Malhotra
> 
> On behalf of the XML Query Working Group
> 
> ===========================================================
> Ashok Malhotra              <mailto: ashokma@microsoft.com>
> Microsoft Corporation
> 212 Hessian Hills Road
> Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 USA
> Redmond: 425-703-9462                New York: 914-271-6477
> 
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
>    * Next message: George Umia: "CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL"
>    * Previous message: DANIEL BELZER: "PROPOSICION DE CURSOS"
>    * Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ]
>    * Other mail archives: [this mailing list] [other W3C mailing lists]
>    * Mail actions: [ respond to this message ] [ mail a new topic ]
Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2001 06:18:30 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Friday, 2 February 2007 00:13:02 GMT