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CR-31 Response: Should xml:lang be allowed by default in all complex types?

From: Asir S Vedamuthu <asirv@webmethods.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 16:38:22 -0500
To: <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NPENICOLABLCDIJKMGEMKEMGCCAA.asirv@webmethods.com>
Dear i18N working group,

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

You raised the point registered as issue CR-31, Should xml:lang be allowed
by default in all complex types?,
http://www.w3.org/2000/12/xmlschema-crcomments.html#universal-lang

Resolution - the <redefine/> mechanism provides precisely the requested
functionality:
xml:lang can be added to types defined without it; Bidi markup can be added
to types with mixed content which did not provide for it as defined.

Limitations - elements defined with simple types cannot be redefined to have
mixed content.

Amelioration - The type library will define a 'text' type, and the Primer
will recommend its use. This has mixed content and allows any internal
markup.

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,

Asir S Vedamuthu
XML Schema Working Group
Received on Sunday, 4 March 2001 16:39:00 GMT

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