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LC-16 ( LC-132 ): Allow arbitrary order with occurrence > 1

From: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 08:23:37 +0100
Message-ID: <00ed01c031c1$d9b9b750$0300a8c0@arbitrary>
To: "Schema Comments" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Cc: "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, "Dan Rupe" <Dan_Rupe@go.com>
Dear Martin Duerst and Dan Rupe:

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, the two of you independently raised the point
registered as issue LC-16 ( Dan yours was originally classified LC-132 ),
which suggests that XML Schema provide a mechanism for allowing arbitrary
order of elements with occurence greater than one.

I'm afraid the working group declined to provide such functionality on three
grounds;


1.    complexity for schema processors
2.    the fact that the interpretation usually desired is incompatible with
that of SGML's ampersand connector
3.    the feeling on the part of some WG members that this is not a pattern
of document design to be recommended or supported.

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
DevelopMentor
XML Schema Working Group
Received on Monday, 9 October 2000 03:50:59 GMT

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