Re: Comment on XSD 1.1

Hi Rick,
  Just thought of posting my thoughts about this subject.

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Rick Jelliffe
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>I would like to register with the W3C TAG and the W3C XML Schema WG that, on having >considered the XSD 1.1 draft, I think it is exactly the wrong direction for the WG and W3C >to be taking.

The XSD WG is dilebarating on the XSD 1.1 specifications since many
years I believe. Now that the CR stage has passed, I don't think it's
prudent now to suggest we should abandon XSD 1.1. This kind of
suggestion might have been feasible at the very beginning of XSD 1.1
process. At the beginning of XSD 1.1 requirement specification you
could have worked to influence the requirements. But it doesn't help
the XSD community, if you suggest something like this now. XSD 1.0
users are eagerly waiting for XSD 1.1 to come up. Please don't deny
them the benifits.

>From what I could gather from your current proposal, you seem to say that:
We have some good Schema languages like RelaxNG and Schematron, other
than XSD. You are suggesting, that we shouldn't move from XSD 1.0 to
XSD 1.1 but instead develop a new schema language say, X which has
best of all worlds. I totally agree with this. But this thought
doesn't justify abandoning the XSD 1.1 development. XSD 1.0 users
would be very happy with the enhancements that are coming in XSD 1.1.
And I believe, there are many many XSD 1.0 users.

The XSD Schema WG had set out a specific scope when they started
working on XSD 1.1. I believe, the scope was decided by the
participation of various stakeholders. Now the WG is delivering the
results of their efforts, which satisfies the agreed scope. This is
great from the point of view of the concerned stakeholders.

You had a whole timespan from scope definition upto now. And I don't
think, this is the right time to influence the scope.

Interestingly, XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0 and XQuery use the type system of
XSD. So it's really great if we enhance XSD from 1.0 to 1.1. This will
benefit the XSLT, XPath and XQuery communities.

Mukul Gandhi

Received on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 09:27:01 UTC