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Subject: Fwd: Re: [USA-WG] XML 1.0 or 1.1?

For the record I'm forwarding this comment from the PPW discussion 
list regarding our CAP Issue #22 (re XML 1.1)

- Art

>To: Art Botterell <acb@incident.com>, usa-wg@lists.incident.com
>From: David Kelley <davidkelley@ITSware.net>
>Subject: Re: [USA-WG] XML 1.0 or 1.1?
>Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 10:29:55 -0800
>Both the work of Justice XML and the Transportation ITS standards use
>version one. [i.e. every schema starts with  <?xml version="1.0"
>encoding="UTF-8"?>]    Because we will want to include the CAP work in both
>these efforts it would be best if it stayed at 1.0 as well.  Moving to 1.1
>would cause implementation to have to be sure that you used not unique 1.1
>features that their own tools could not deal with. Some are likely to just
>rename the first line on you. But on the other hand, I do not know of any
>actual real problem that 1.1 causes at this time based on our own
>development work (mostly a NET shop with PHP, you need to ask a Java shop).
>At 09:58 AM 11/9/2004 -0800, Art Botterell wrote:
>>Friends -
>>Need the guidance of the implementer community on a technical point. The
>>OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (TC) is working on a
>>"maintenance release" spec, designated CAP 1.1 and forecast for release in
>>the first part of next year.  This is strictly a clean-up operation...
>>catching a few clarifications and tweaks that have been identified since
>>CAP 1.0, but nothing that should require significant technical changes.
>>One issue that's come up is whether CAP should be specified in terms of
>>XML 1.0 or 1.1.  Currently the CAP schema is defined in XML 1.0, but that
>>seems to pose a bit of a paradox since XML Schema were introduced with XML
>>1.1.  The TC is considering moving unambiguously to XML 1.1, but we want
>>to be as cautious as we can.
>>So... do any of the implementers out there see any major problem with
>>moving ahead to XML 1.1?  If so, could you please share some details so we
>>can make a case, one way or the other?
>>- Art
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