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[Bug 4902] What kinds of things can conform to XSDL?

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Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 01:58:00 +0000
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           Summary: What kinds of things can conform to XSDL?
           Product: XML Schema
           Version: 1.0/1.1 both
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Structures: XSD Part 1
        AssignedTo: cmsmcq@w3.org
        ReportedBy: cmsmcq@w3.org
         QAContact: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

The structures spec uses the verb "conform" and related
terms, including the conformance-related verbs MUST, MAY,
and SHOULD, both of software (many passages speak of
conforming processors) and of schema documents.

But the conformance section does not mention schema documents
or specify exactly what the conformance criteria for
schema documents are.  It should.

The spec also uses "conformance" and related terms to
describe a sometimes bewildering array of other kinds of
thing (processing, strings, tokens) and speaks of 
strings and values "conforming" to simple types (instead
of strings being members of the lexical space, and
values members of the value space, of the type).  These
confusing usages should be cleared up.

A separate bug report concerns the use of conformance language
applied to XML instance documents.
Received on Wednesday, 1 August 2007 01:58:17 UTC

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