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RE: [xml-dev] XML spec and XSD

Hi Rick

Just to clarify, I was not confusing a dictionary with a specification. My
dictionaries are large and rectangular and most specs I read online :)

I think where we may agree is, a spec has language control and many specs
have glossaries for this.  The point is that the term "valid" and
"validation" are being used differently across the same standards
organization within the same family of standards.  So, I think if another
revision were done of XML 1.0 a change as proposed would be appropriate.
That is not to say it will be done.  Lots of things are not rewritten
endlessly - they stay as is, written within the context of the time.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:rjelliffe@allette.com.au] 
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 11:09 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML spec and XSD

Jim Tivy wrote:
> The above definition of the term "valid" is not really common Xml usage
> anymore. I have seen the term "valid" used when a document has no DTD and
> "validates" against an XML schema - for instance Oxygen uses this term -
> Xml Schema Primer says:
A standard does not reflect common usage. It defines its own little 
world of tight technical terms.  You are thinking of a dictionary perhaps?

Rick Jelliffe


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