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LC-161 (your comments on XML Schema last call draft)

From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 12:03:11 -0600
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To: Jim Trezzo <jim.trezzo@oracle.com>
Cc: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Dear Jim:

The W3C XML Schema Working Group has spent the last several months
working through the comments received from the public on the last-call
draft of the XML Schema specification.  We thank you for the comments
you made on our specification during our last-call comment period, and
want to make sure you know that all comments received during the
last-call comment period have been recorded in our last-call issues
list (http://www.w3.org/2000/05/12-xml-schema-lcissues).

Among other issues, you raised the point registered as issue LC-161,
which suggests that a standard API be defined for the
post-schema-validation information set.

While there is substantial interest among the members of the WG in
having such an API defined, it appears to the WG as a body that this
topic is formally outside the scope of its charter, and is thus not
something we can address in the XML Schema specification.  The WG has
raised this issue with the XML Coordination Group and has undertaken
bilateral contacts with the W3C DOM Working Group, which appears to
many to be the appropriate place for such an API to be developed.  The
DOM WG has asked for an example of the kind of thing we have in mind,
and as you know a task force in the XML Schema WG has prepared a draft
description of an API to form the basis of further discussions with
the DOM WG.  It seems likely (although in the nature of things no
guarantees can be given) that an API of the sort you suggested will be
developed and documented in some W3C specification, even though it
will not be part of XML Schema 1.0.

It would be helpful to us to know whether you are satisfied with the
decision taken by the WG on this issue, or wish your dissent from the
WG's decision to be recorded for consideration by the Director of
the W3C.

With best wishes,

- C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
   Dave Hollander
   Co-chairs, W3C XML Schema WG
Received on Thursday, 21 September 2000 08:52:30 UTC

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