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Re: W3C XML Schema processing architecture

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 22 Oct 2001 10:28:23 +0100
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bwv1okoqw.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> writes:

> The W3C XML Schema recommendation seems to consider that it's out of
> its scope to define the processing architecture around a schema such
> as the usage of a schema by a validating parser and I was wondering
> where this was defined|discussed.

I guess I think the REC is pretty clear at the architectural level,
about what conforming schema-aware processors must do.  It goes as far 
as it can without making platform or implentation assumptions.

> For instance, one could imagine that a validating parser could pass to the
> applications the canonical form of the values read in a document.

But that would require representation decisions to be made, decisions
which might rule out certain platforms.

> This would make a huge difference for the applications (probably much more
> appreciated by "data oriented applications" than by "document oriented
> applications").

I agree data-binding is important.

If you have any ideas about how to say more than we do now without
compromising interoperability, please share them!

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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