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   Re: [xml-dev] is XML complete?

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From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>

> Are there more issues like Character Entities waiting to surface?  Or
> (apart from that issue) can XML declare victory and call itself
> complete?

Here are some of the things I think need completion, from the publishing side,

    1) Inherited attributes and inherited attribute declarations 
    2) Localisation entirely 
    3) Versioning and phases/stages entirely 
    4) Resource bundling (RDDL, XAR, etc) not clutched to copious W3C bosom
    5) Embedded notations missing, indeed suppressed by WXS datatypes
    6) Understanding that XML needs more than one standard infoset 
    7) Typical mappings for standard characters 
    8) Modular schemas (though ISO DSDL will get there)
    9) Schemas based on rhetorical structures rather than types (RDF Schemas meets Schematron)
    10) Schemas based on relational data models mapped to markup
    11) Property declarations for PUA characters

Rick Jelliffe


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