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LC-133: Well-known URIs for all built-in datatypes and facets

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 07 Oct 2000 12:00:02 +0100
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bog0w9arx.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
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-133,
requesting definitive stable URIs for referring to the built-in
datatypes and their facets.

We have responded to this request by adding an 'id' attribute of type
ID to all datatype and facet defining elements in the XML Schema
document for schemas/datatypes (currently at
http://www.w3.org/2000/10/datatypes.xsd, but moving at CR to http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema.xsd).  This means that the stable URIs you requested are of the form

  http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema#[datatype or facet name]

e.g.

  http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema#decimal
  http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema#precision

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.

ht
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