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Re: [Bug 5476] xsi:schemaLocation should be a hint, should be MAY not SHOULD

From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 06:31:11 -0700
Message-Id: <B0ECA5B9-782C-48FA-98D2-07B26BC67F45@acm.org>
Cc: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@acm.org>, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

On 13 Feb 2008, at 02:20 , bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5476
>
> ------- Comment #1 from mike@saxonica.com  2008-02-13 09:20 -------
> I hate the word "hint" with its connotation of "do whatever you  
> feel like".
>
> I would prefer this to read:
>
> If directed to do so, for example by the invoking
>     application or by command line option, processors should
>     attempt to dereference each schema document location URI
>     in the ·actual value· of such xsi:schemaLocation and
>     xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation [attributes]
>
> It's not really a substantive change because choice of defaults is  
> up to the
> API designer, but it sets expectations differently.

This works for me; nicely phrased.

Michael
Received on Wednesday, 13 February 2008 13:31:22 GMT

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