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Ad hoc schema/namespace connection

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 11:44:20 -0400
Message-Id: <200010221540.LAA14595@hesketh.net>
To: xml-uri@w3.org
I'm not sure anyone is still here.  However, if people are, I'd like to
point you to an exchange on xml-dev between myself and Henry Thompson
regarding a decision by the XML Schema Working Group to continue an ad hoc
association between namespace URIs and schema locations.

The W3C practice of resolving namespace locations to schemas was discussed
and frequently disparaged early in this list's existence, and I'm surprised
to see it continued without at least a strong acknowledgment that the
practice is controversial.

I would suggest that the XML Schema Working Group is the wrong forum for
determining the meaning and processing of namespace URIs, and find the
convention they appear to be proposing/continuing for W3C practice to be an
odd contrast with the already exceptionally vague language of section 6.3
of the XML Schemas WD.

The thread is available at:
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200010/msg00803.html (announce)
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200010/msg00804.html
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200010/msg00805.html
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200010/msg00806.html

While I wasn't especially happy with the proposal to create an XML-URI
activity, I'm disappointed to see the W3C continuing to establish
conventions for namespace processing without benefit of a formal - and
preferably public - of those conventions in the broader context of
namespaces, URIs, and XML.

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-uri/2000Jul/0025.html (proposal)

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
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