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   Re: XSchema Progress and Strategy (I)

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <SimonStL@classic.msn.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jun 98 23:27:53 UT

Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
>Simon - you call the shots on this one
>>4) We have until June 30 to finish this spec.
>If you think this is the most important criterion, I'd support you. I think
>it's important to get it out.

It's important to get it out, but it's also important to get it right.  I'd 
like to have something stable people can begin to work with by June 30. (In my 
dreams the whole thing would be locked down and complete by then, but I'm very 
awake right now.)  

I don't think this means we're totally locked in to where we are right now.  
It does mean that ideas will have to flow fairly quickly in the next week if 
there are going to be any architectural (i.e. rules instead of nesting) 

>Let's see what your original vision looks like.  The message of several
>projects is modularity. Maybe XSchema 2.0 can accommodate XSL-type ideas.

The best thing about this project is that it has wandered well away from my 
original vision, improving along the way quite dramatically.  Modularity seems 
to become more and more important as we go along; there are lots of good 
reasons that it's so popular in assorted standards.

If someone proposes a rule-based system that looks good in the next week, or 
can make a convincing case for it, I'm still willing to consider it for 
XSchema 1.0. In the meantime, I'll keep writing with the good stuff we've got 

>Remember that the paint is not dry on XSL or RDF...

It's still getting painted on XSchema.  I sure hope this is quality quick-dry 

Simon St.Laurent
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