Topic for next WIMS telecon and next PWG Steering Committee telecon.
[The context is describing constraints in schema for XML documents]
Below is a thought-provoking comment recently from Tim Bray (Textuality)
about the misuse of W3C XML Schema in IETF specs where ISO Relax NG would
be more appropriate.
Tim's _first_ sentence (not quoted below) was:
"My input: The proposal is an attempt to work around one of the many known
limitations of W3C XML Schema. It also seems to increase the complexity
decrease the readability of your XML."
It's worth considering whether our PWG standard SM/1.0 printing schema and
the new WIMS imaging system schema should be translated to Relax NG.
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
From: owner-netconf at ops.ietf.org [mailto:owner-netconf at ops.ietf.org]On
Behalf Of Phil Shafer
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 11:17 AM
To: netconf at ops.ietf.org
Subject: Tim Bray on RelaxNG
As a general practice, I would advise the IETF to specify XML
languages using the simpler, more general, more flexible, more
interoperable RelaxNG, which is also an ISO standard by the
way. For example, Atompub did this in draft-ietf-atompub-format-11,
which is now a proposed standard and waiting for its RFC number.
In particular, the kind of extensibility you want for XCON would
be easily modeled in RelaxNG without the need for this kind of
egregious kludge. -Tim Bray
Can we revisit the use of Relax-NG for netconf (before we start
resorting to egregious kludges ;^)?
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