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LC-192 comments from DOM

From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 23:02:04 -0600
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To: Lauren Wood <lauren@sqwest.bc.ca>
Cc: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Dear Lauren:

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-xmlschema-lcissues).

You raised (on behalf of the DOM WG, to whom I hope you will forward
this response if I have not succeeded in getting it there myself)
the point registered as issue LC-192, which suggests that XML Schema
needs to define an infoset for schema information.

We thank you for the observation, and we agree.  After considering a
variety of alternatives, the WG eventually decided to expose the
schema information in the form of information items corresponding to
the 'components' described in the XML Schema specification, each
information item having the properties ascribed in the spec to the
component.  We believe that exposing the schema in this way is the
best method of avoiding the complications which would otherwise result
from inclusion and import of other schema documents, etc.  We also
believe that the spec now specifies clearly which information items
and properties in the base infoset must be provided by processors
upstream from the schema processor, and which additional information
items and properties must or may be provided by schema processors to
downstream applications.

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 regards,

-C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
  World Wide Web Consortium
  Co-chair, W3C XML Schema WG
Received on Thursday, 5 October 2000 19:04:06 UTC

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