new W3C list for schema discussions
- Hi and apologies for the cross-post,
I thought a few people here might be interested in hearing about a new
list availble from the W3C, the goal of which is stated as follows:
This list is for discussions between users/writers of schemata in any
language (W3 XML Schema, RelaxNG, for example); in particular authors of
modular and reusable schemata. Discussion of ways to combine schemata
produced by different groups (such as NVDL), authoring best practices,
and practical aspects such as level of support in different tools, are
all on topic.
The archives are here (and currently empty):
You can subscribe as usual by adding in a -request and putting subscribe
as your subject.
One of the interesting goals of this list is to come up with ways to
combine schemata, notably to address the needs of the CDF WG. It is
hoped that some of us will gang up to produce documents relating to best
practices in schema authoring and combination (this is quite likely to
happen as there already have been drafts around this). The list has been
made public because it's believed that there are quite a few people out
there who would have valuable input but who aren't members. It's
separate from the xmlschema-dev list in that it is not limited to XML
It's also definitely not intended as a "my schema language is better
than yours" forum :) The idea is more along the lines of "I've got to
write a schema for WikiML/UserInterfaceML/YouNameItML, I intend to use
my favourite schema language because it's the one I know/like, how do I
best write it so that others who may be using something different can
reuse it easily?"
Finally, since this is a by-product of discussions in the Hypertext
Coordination Group it's more orientated towards "document" languages
(as you can guess from the list of groups that are covered there).
That's the initial use case, but while I personally think that having a
smaller scope at first should help us it shouldn't be seen as a limit
and other uses are welcome.
Senior Research Scientist