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Re: Erratum in Normative References

From: Hugh Cayless, Ph.D. <hugh.cayless@duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:46:24 +0000
To: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
CC: "www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <93986A98-A2FB-4B74-8D8D-7630BA9E59C9@duke.edu>
Thanks Liam! I’m afraid the developer takes the position that any external specification referenced by a spec is "frozen" and that implementors are not bound by any updates to such standards. So I fear it’s a chain that starts with the RelaxNG spec and works from there. 

It’s entirely possible that I’m the only person in the history of XML who ever wanted to use the lowercase Greek letter stigma (ϛ) in an xml:id, so clearly there’s not much urgency :-). The uppercase version is legal!

All the best,

 *  Hugh A. Cayless, Ph.D
 *  hugh.cayless@duke.edu
 *  Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3)
 *  http://blogs.library.duke.edu/dcthree/


> On Oct 21, 2014, at 9:55 , Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:01:12 +0000
> "Hugh Cayless, Ph.D." <hugh.cayless@duke.edu> wrote:
> [...]
> Thank you for writing. Here's a personal reply, in order to get you a timely response:
>> Under the Normative References section in http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/ at the citation for XML 1.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#XML) the document links to the August 14th, 2000 Working Draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xml-2e-20000814).
> Please note that the latest version of XML Schema is 1.1, at
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-2/

> If this doesn't resolve the programmer's question, please suggest that the programmer file bugs (ideally against 1.1, not 1.0) as needed. We will look at them, although we do not have a lot of resources available to process them, which means a resolution may take a long time.
> In the meantime, the most useful thing for users is that the latest version of XML 1.0 (generally XML 1.0 5th edition today) or 1.1 be used.
> The outdated reference in Schema version 1.0 was of course an oversight.
> I hope this helps.
> Liam
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> Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/

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