CR-33 adding a formal grammar for regexes

Dear James -

As you are aware, the W3C XML Schema Working Group has spent the
last several weeks working through the comments received from the
public on the Candidate Recommendation (CR) of the XML Schema specification.
We thank you for the numerous comments you made on our specification during
our CR comment period, and want to make sure you know that all
comments received during the CR comment period have been recorded
in our CR issues list (

Among several others, you raised the point registered as issue
CR-33 Add a formal grammar for regular expressions?

Specifically, you suggested that the definition of regular expressions
would be clearer and easier to understand if a formal grammar were
provided.  The WG agrees, and has instructed the editors to provide
one in the next publication of the specification.

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.


Michael Sperberg-McQueen
XML Schema Working Group

Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2001 13:21:26 UTC