Well, three points, Ralph.
1. This replaces the info: URIs that have been in these 2.0
schemas. No compatibility there.
2. We cannot continue to use the old "zing" namespace
names. Those names were inappropriately assigned.
3. If we are standardizing these schemas within OASIS, the
rules say we have to use OASIS names.
With regard to point 3, I'm willing to argue this point with
OASIS but only if there is a basis for argument, which so far I can't see.
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:03 AM
To: Denenberg, Ray; OASIS SWS TC
Subject: RE: [search-ws] oasis xml namespace names
I’m opposed to this proposal. It ends all backwards
From: Ray Denenberg,
Library of Congress [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:21 PM
To: OASIS SWS TC
Subject: [search-ws] oasis xml namespace names
am going to have to change the namespace names in our schemas, according to
OASIS rules. See below.
tentatively changed them to:
me know if you see any problems with this. Or if you prefer different (base)
names before these are cast in stone.
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Sent: Friday, April 30,
2010 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: XML schemas in OASIS
Actually we require that. All schemas must be
included as separate plain text files and those files take precedence over
anything incorporated into the specification document.
What you're going to need is an OASIS http namespace
for your schema(s) and to provide an accompanying namespace document (on the docs.oasis-open.org/templates
page) that points to all of the resources.
All OASIS namespaces begin with
Let me know if you have more questions.
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Technical Committee Administrator
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On Apr 30, 2010, at 2:49 PM, Ray Denenberg, Library of
not sure who to ask this, perhaps you could forward to or suggest someone
SRU document, the latest draft of which is at:
several XML schemas, currently in Annex D, a normative annex. And
there are normative references to these schemas.
question is, can these schemas, actually Annex D in its entirety, be non-normative,
that is can the schemas be maintained outside of the standard. I can go
into the long details of why, later if you'd like, the short explanation
is that it will make life easier. (But if it is not permissible we can
live with that.)