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Re: Implementations/Non-Implementations of xs:redefine?

From: Eliot Kimber <ekimber@reallysi.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 10:31:15 -0600
Message-ID: <478253D3.6060606@reallysi.com>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

Michael Kay wrote:
>> It goes without saying that I've very disappointed the 
>> xs:override proposal as pushed off for 1.1--that would have 
>> made things so much easier. But I certainly understand the 
>> pressures that require those sorts of hard decisions to be 
>> made. I, and the entire DITA community, certainly appreciate 
>> the effort made in putting the proposal forward.
> Since the specification of xs:override is essentially to include a
> transformed schema document, isn't it something that could be implemented in
> a preprocessor?

That's a good point. Certainly the DITA community could provide an 
extension specific to defining specializations and a corresponding 
transform to generate working XSD documents that don't use redefine at 
all. It would complicate things for specialization creators but it seems 
like a reasonable solution for now.

I'll have to think about that.


Eliot Kimber
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