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Re: [xml-dev] Will XML Schema 1.1 get traction?

On 14 August 2012 15:57, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Rick Jelliffe scripsit:
>> I have reached the stage where I think every enumerated list in an XSD
>> (or RELAX NG, or DTD) should be regarded as guilty until proven
>> useful, unless they are stable and unlikely to change in the lifetime
>> of a schema.
> I agree in principle.  However, such constructs may be not so much a
> schema smell as an organizational smell.  Excluding lists from schemas
> presumes that someone else is in the business of making and validating
> them

I don't really see a problem with holding the enumerations in a file
of their own and versioning them separately to the main xsd.  That's
no different to external code lists, and it avoids the separate
additional validation step.

Andrew Welch

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