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Subject: Re: [ubl] Discussion of RELAX-NG/W3C Schema normativeness in SBSC work

Hi Ken
the questions you pose are interesting. To help my understanding, could 
you explain a little more about the nature of the support files you are 
talking about? Could you give me an example.

Many thanks for your thoughts on this. It is really appreciated.

On 18 May 2005, at 01:58, G. Ken Holman wrote:

> At 2005-05-17 18:21 -0400, MCRAWFORD@lmi.org wrote:
>> >At the present time, the RELAX-NG expression is normative and the 
>> W3C Schema is informative
>> This is a major violation of the NDR.
> But these are not document models for UBL transaction documents, these 
> are document models for behind-the-curtain processes.
> W3C Schema isn't powerful enough to express what we would like to 
> express.
>> The only normative expressions for UBL ar XSD. Any deviation will 
>> result in non adoption by heavy hitters who have mandated the use of 
>> XSD.
> What is the breadth of scope of the NDR?  I understood them to be only 
> for the models of the instances used for transactions.  The work we 
> are doing is not expressing constraints on a UBL transaction document, 
> but on support files.
> Should we be handcuffed by W3C Schema everywhere?
> . . . . . . . Ken
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