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Re: New article published: xml:lang in XML document schemas

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 14:16:13 +0000
Message-ID: <4389BFAD.5090904@hpl.hp.com>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: "John.Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@oucs.ox.ac.uk>, www-international@w3.org

Felix Sasaki wrote:
> It seems to me that we are discussing s.t. which is not the topic of the 
> article. The article is a FAQ about whether you sould use xml:lang or 
> s.t. else. The topic of our discussion is rather a side issue for this 
> article, and for that reason I don't see a harm in leaving the article 
> as it is. Our issue seems to be a QA "Do I need to declare xml:lang in 
> my XML document schema?", with the aspect of different schema languages 
> and another aspect of testing constraints of RFC 3066 or further 
> constraining them. The discussion about this was very helpful and could 
> be an input to such a short FAQ. Any thoughts on this?

I felt that my query as to the technical correctness of the article has 
been adequately addressed, (revealing my error). The discussion revealed 
a surprising aspect of schema that is correctly portrayed in the 
article. I see no need for change in the article.

I have found the discussion helpful. It is unclear to me whether the 
self-selecting group on www-international is the target audience of the 
FAQs. I suspect many audiences will accept the current FAQ's instruction 
to declare xml:lang in an XML Schema. (The observation that you can 
refine the definition to say restrict the acceptable languages may be 
pertinent to such an audience)

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