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Subject: RE: [emergency] EDXL DE - XML Schema Issue

I concur.


At 5:09 PM -0800 11/9/05, Sylvia Webb wrote:
>I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier, I've had all day meetings.
>It's my understanding that the revisions needed to be completed literally
>this past Monday and no later than this coming Monday.
>The documentation was verbose because that is the recommendation for XML
>standards from ISO and UN/CEFACT. UBL uses these guidelines as well. It is
>unusual that the documentation is exactly the same as the spec, however, I
>believe this was a result of a lack of time.
>WRT errors from Spy and Oxygen, as a software vendor of XML products, one of
>the things we have learned is that this is not unusual. The schema did
>validate with Xerces and I believe MVS. NIST has a free online website for
>testing schema using 3 validates.  As a TC, we need to determine how much QA
>we want to do, and, how we want to proceed if we find that well known IDE's
>use a different or relaxed interpretation of the W3C spec that causes
>If Renato sends me his suggestions, I will do my best to incorporate them. 
>I think the TC needs to decide if they want to move forward or delay one
>more month to allow us to do one more QA.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rex Brooks [mailto:rexb@starbourne.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 7:32 AM
>To: Renato Iannella; Emergency_Mgt_TC TC
>Subject: Re: [emergency] EDXL DE - XML Schema Issue
>I would like to suggest that once Elysa establishes what our timeline
>requires, that Renato work with Sylvia and Dave, if these three individuals
>can spare the cycles to get the schema massaged into correct form as needed.
>At 2:02 PM +1000 11/9/05, Renato Iannella wrote:
>>There are a few major/minor issues with the XML Schema used in EDXL DE
>>CD 1.0 (19 Aug 2005).
>>1 - It does not support ANY reusability as all the elements and
>>datatypes are locally defined.
>>        (Common datatypes should be globally defined and reused, for
>>example for valueListURN.)
>>2 - It uses full element names (including the angle brackets) in the
>>Annotation elements which
>>        renders it as an *invalid* schema (tested with XML Spy and Oxygen).
>>3 - It does not define attributes that are mandatory (eg for circle and
>>4 - Does not support a single top level parent element which means that
>>having a valid EDXLdistribution
>>        is not possible.
>>5 - valueListURN and value elements can occur in semantically incorrect
>>1 - It references Schemas to import that are not required.
>>2 - It is extremely verbose as it repeats all the documentation from
>>        the specification in the annotation elements (double maintenance
>>effort required)
>>        and difficult to read.
>>3 - Should define the targetNamespace as the default namespace.
>>I am happy to propose an updated XML Schema that addresses the above is
>>the TC feels this is appropriate.
>>Cheers...  Renato Iannella
>>National ICT Australia (NICTA)
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Rex Brooks
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Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-849-2309

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