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Re: The lists I monitor

* Henry S. Thompson (ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk) wrote:
> do not include http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XSDSchema.  I have no
> problem with people starting lists for their own purposes, but I
> observe that there is already an active public list with open archives 
> (unlike Yahoo lists) devoted to W3C XML Schema issues, namely
> xmlschema-dev@w3.org, archives at [1], send subscription requests to
> xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org.

I would have to agree with Henry; why splinter in this still early
stage?  The traffic on xmlschema-dev is not large anyway.  Practically
speaking for me it makes no difference whether people start
discussions on Yahoo or otherwise.  No-one's gonna stop you.  I wasn;t
clear to me, however, that the list creator knew that xsdschema-dev
even existed before announcing the yahoo list.

Furthermore, I personally don't like yahoo groups or any other
hyper-commercialized interface.

Like it or not, the name "XSD" is associated with the W3C.  Perhaps if
the yahoo list creator would not encroach on the namespace so closely:
perhaps "XSD-users" or "alt-XSD" or "XSD-open" would be better (and
not a bad marketing move either).  Am I wrong in that
<quote>XSD</quote> *is* W3c territory?


> ht
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xmlschema-dev/
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