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LC-215 - Easy Add-ins (i18n Comment on XML Schema Last Call Working Draft)

From: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 12:25:21 -0400
Message-ID: <06ac01c023e8$922161e0$13ca3ed0@greyarea>
To: "Schema Comments" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>, <w3c-i18n-wg@w3.org>
Dear I18N Working Group

The W3C XML Schema Working Group has spent the last several months
working through the comments received from the public on the last-call
draft of the XML Schema specification.  We thank you for the comments
you made on our specification during our last-call comment period, and
want to make sure you know that all comments received during the
last-call comment period have been recorded in our last-call issues
list (http://www.w3.org/2000/05/12-xmlschema-lcissues).

Among other issues, you raised the point registered as issue LC-215, Easy
add-ins. The Working Group discussed this issue and came to the following
conclusions;

1    We agree that this is, in principle, a reasonable goal.  We believe
that the existing refinement mechanism does make it possible to add
attributes or subelements as described.
2    The new 'redefine' mechanism[1] may make such changes easier in some or
most cases.
3     A generic or fairly generic XSLT stylesheet could be written
to automate the generation of types containing extra attributes, elements or
sets of the same.

The XML Schema Working Group would also like to invite the i18n WG to
participate in the inter-WG task force for a common library of complex
types. Alternatively, if the i18n WG would prefer to create a separate
library of i18n-related types, we are willing to collaborate with the i18n
WG on that if they prefer.

It would be helpful to us to know whether you are satisfied with the
decision taken by the WG on this issue, or wish your dissent from the
WG's decision to be recorded for consideration by the Director of
the W3C.

Regards

Martin Gudgin
XML Schema Working Group

[1]
http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/xmlschema-current/structures/structures.html#com
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