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FW: More I18N Last call comments on Schema Part 0

From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 11:02:47 +0000 (GMT)
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These are some more last call comments on XML Schema Part 0: Primer 
from the I18N WG/IG.  One of the comments [MW6] relates also to
XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes.  Some of the comments are not I18N 

As some of our comments are being written up by Martin, and some by me, 
I am prefixing each comment number with "MW", to avoid numbering 

[MW1] Section 2.2 --
      "An element is required to appear when the value of minOccurs is 1."
      Suggestion --
      "An element is required to appear when the value of minOccurs is 
      1 or more."

[MW2] Section 2.3 (and others) --
      "Sku (shorthand for a product number)"
      Is "Sku" an acronym?  If so, what is its derivation?

[MW3] Section 2.5.1 --
      In our comment [8], Martin wrote:
      > [8] Currency codes should use standards, i.e. EUR and not just
      >      EU. (Section 2.5). [sorry, don't remember the ISO standard number]
      >      Of course each schema can do what it wants, but W3C examples
      >      should conform to good practice unless there is a specific
      >      point in diverging.
      The relevant standard is ISO 4217.

[MW4] Section 2.8 --
      "... by adding attributes to the item element indicating whether 
      or not the item is in stock, ..."
      Where is this attribute?

[MW5] Section 4.3 --
      "goods are shipped to England" ... "UK-Address"
      Not surprisingly, some people don't like the equation:
         England = UK
      Please change to:
      "goods are shipped to the UK"

[MW6] Section C --
      "\w" ... "XML 1.0 Letter or Digit"
         (linking to http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#CharClasses)
      This raises serious questions of functionality.  My first response 
      was "Why XML 1.0"?  If the XML specification were, at some point 
      in the future, reissued with a higher version, would "\w" continue 
      to stand for an "XML 1.0 Letter or Digit"?  Surely not.
      As the primer is non--normative, I then consulted the "XML Schema 
      Part 2: Datatypes" specification:
      The definition there is quite different, but equally worrying:
      "[&#x0000;-&#xFFFF;]-[\p{P}\p{S}\p{C}] (all characters except the 
      set of "punctuation", "separator" and "control" characters)"
      Why does the range end at 0xFFFF?

[MW7] Section C --
      "defined by Unicode" links to "http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-0/" 
      (multiple occurrences)


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