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On 06/13/2016 07:05 PM, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> The creators of XML Schema had remarkable foresight!

I wouldn't put it as strongly as that :-)

> How did the creators of XML Schema know that people would utilize
> foreign attributes 

I don't know if they did, but someone undoubtedly will.

The use of attributes in a different namespace is a feature of XML.
W3C Schemas just happen to share the syntax. Nothing special there.

> to create entirely new, unforeseen technologies?

I think all of us hoped that XML would be used and reused to do this:
this is part of why it's extensible.


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