OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • To: "Betty Harvey" <harvey@eccnet.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 16:06:54 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcIiGy4eO0OVFAWiRciU2A3uLl4ALgAAIy3A
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?

The quote from the XQuery working draft seems pretty clear to me. 

I see no mention of RELAX NG in the XQuery WD and the only reference to
DTDs is in issue 43 which is supposedly handled in the yet to be seen
"Named Typing Proposal"

PS: XML-DEV has already done the W3C XML Schema and XML Query dance.
Read all about it at
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200205/threads.html with over 200
posts about XSD, XSLT, XPath 2.0 and XQuery. 

In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds. 

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Betty Harvey [mailto:harvey@eccnet.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 3:51 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?
> I haven't been following the progress of XQuery closely.  I 
> was advised today that a W3C Schema had to be developed 
> instead of a DTD because XQuery only works with Schema.  I 
> was skeptical that the XQuery specification would really say 
> this.  However, I found what I believe to be conflicting 
> information in the XQuery specification:
>   "XQuery's type system is based on [XML Schema]. Work is in 
> progress to
>    ensure that the type systems of XQuery, the XQuery Core, 
> and XML Schema
>    are completely aligned."
> I interpret the above statement to mean that XQuery datatypes 
> will be based upon XML Schema.  I believe this statement may 
> be the reason for others thinking that an XML Schema and not 
> DTD's or RELAX NG was required in order to use XQuery.
> Any thoughts on my interpretation of the specification.  Thanks!
> Betty
> /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
> Betty Harvey                         | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
> Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
> harvey@eccnet.com                    | Washington,DC SGML/XML 
> Users Grp
> URL:  http://www.eccnet.com          | http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/
> /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\/\/
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org 
> <http://www.xml.org>, an initiative of OASIS 

The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/

To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription
manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS