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Re: Updated schema for the XML namespace?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 29 Dec 2001 12:07:48 +0000
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bk7v644bv.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> writes:

> > But 'cool URLs don't change', and as there are still lots of last-call
> > version W3C XML Schema documents out there which use the last-call
> > schema for schemas (at http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema.xsd) which
> > in turn references that (http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace.xsd), it
> > would be bad net citizenship to change it.
> 
> 
> I see your point... Isn't it a reason why using a namespace URI to
> point a schema is not good practice (you need to change this URI when
> you change the version of schema language)?

Yes.

> A good net citizenship could be to give the list of all the schemas
> (for the different version of schema language) in a RDDL document ;=)
> ...

Indeed, and that's what we're doing now (see
e.g. http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema)

ht
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