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Re: XML Schema built-in data type namespace URI.

Biron,Paul V wrote:

> Because the built-in datatypes are intended to be used both by the schema
> language and by other specifications, it was decided that there should be
> two namespaces.  The XML Schema namespace
> (http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema) is to be used to identify a built-in
> datatype whenever  that type is being used IN THE CONTEXT of an XML
> the XML Schema Datatypes namespace
> (http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema-datatypes) is to be used to indentify
> schema datatype whenver that type is being used OUTSIDE THE CONTEXT of an
> XML Schema.
> I hope this helps.

A big problem here is that QNames and URIs are not being used in a web
interoperable or meaningful way. Are you saying that the concept
"unsignedInt" as named by


is different than the concept "unsignedInt" as named by:


That would be weird, and I don't think you mean to say this. If you do
please provide a rationale that fits with how we expect things like URI
references and QNames to fit into other W3C recomendations such as XML
Namespaces, XLink/XPointer, RDF etc. The more I read these and similar
details, the more confused I get about the overall vision of the Web as
embodied by the suite of W3C Recommendations.