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[Bug 6522] Please un-deprecate the the namespace http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-datatypes

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Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 16:08:40 +0000
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--- Comment #16 from Dave Peterson <davep@iit.edu>  2009-02-06 16:08:40 ---
(In reply to comment #15)
> So, given all of that, I propose that the WG take the following actions:
> 
> 1) undeprecate the use of the namespace
> 2) add explanatory text (based on Michael's 'a'), i.e. "they denote the
> datatypes, but not the simple type definitions"

What's "they"?  Both sets of URIs?  Only those in the deprecated namespace?

Right now the undeprecated namespace URIs explicitly "address" the datatypes. 
Nothing is said about referencing simple type definitions.

> 3) add a further comment that gives the following sort of information
>    "this namespace is provided to make it easy for other specifications to
> reference the datatypes.

Can someone explain why one "address" for the datatypes is easier to use to
reference the datatypes than the other?

>                           Note that will inevitably be some magic in that
> referencing.  Such magic is defined by them, and not by the XML Schema WG."

What is it that the "addressing" URI references--in either case?  How does
either reference/address a datatype without the same magic?


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