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LC-164 dropping xsi:type

From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 20:05:16 -0600
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.1.20001009200458.02558f40@espanola.com>
To: Philip Wadler <wadler@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Dear Philip:

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-164,
which suggests that the xsi:type attribute be dropped.

When this issue came up in the WG, it was reported that you had
changed your mind, and no change was made.  We were glad of the
report, since xsi:type is central to the ability of schema authors to
allow various kinds of interplay between the type system and the
generic identifiers in the document instance.

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.

with best regards,

-C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  World Wide Web Consortium
  Co-chair, W3C XML Schema WG
Received on Monday, 9 October 2000 16:19:39 GMT

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