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

I am flabbergasted. Is what I see here not the champions of canonical semantics
attempting to draw a distinction between the semantics conveyed by "unsignedInt",
depending on whether those canonical semantics are elaborated from one URL
reference or another? A year ago the desirability of the canonical Infoset was
argued to me on the grounds that it should not, and under the Infoset would not,
matter what surface syntax the content or properties of a document node might be
elaborated from:  under the Infoset the derived semantics, not its syntactic
'source', would have canonical identity. But what is semantic equivalence except
the local congruence of sememic constructs on a particular occasion, regardless of
the syntax from which, or the process by which, those semantics are derived?


Walter Perry

"Henry S. Thompson" wrote:

> Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net> writes:
> > 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
> > Schema;
> > > the XML Schema Datatypes namespace
> > > (http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema-datatypes) is to be used to indentify
> > a
> > > 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
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema#unsignedInt
> >
> > is different than the concept "unsignedInt" as named by:
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema-datatypes#unsignedInt
> You're crossing threads, Jonathan.  Paul was answering a much simpler
> questions.
> In any case, yes, those two are different, because they are just URI
> references to elements in two distinct XML documents.  Prose in the
> XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes public working draft makes clear that
> these refer to the same builtin simple type definition, but that's in
> the prose, not something which follows from the nature of namespaces.
> ht
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