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Subject: FW: [xliff-comment] RelaxNG as an alternative/additional schema format for XLIFF


My understanding is that the W3C XML Schema is not normative. That is, it's
a tool that implements the specification, but does not define the
specification. So, if there is a difference between the specification and
schema, the schema will be changed to conform to the specification.

Therefore, RelaxNG would simply be another language in which to implement
the specification.

I recommend we invite Raymond Martin (and others) to submit a RelaxNG schema
of the specification as another non-normative supporting document. I believe
we can add this at any time, as we would profiles, and therefore it does not
affect the schedule.

Doug Domeny
ektron, inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Raymond Martin [mailto:laseray@gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 10:29 AM
To: xliff-comment@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [xliff-comment] RelaxNG as an alternative/additional schema format


I was wondering if you could tell me if RelaxNG has ever been considered for
with XLIFF as an alternative or additional schema format. 

If it has, could I know what the reasons were for not considering it? Else I
like to suggest that it be considered and I can help by supplying additonal
and assistance in this matter.

Many document-oriented XML formats have started to adopt RelaxNG, including:
OpenDocument Format, DocBook, RDF, Text Encoding Initiative, and others. It
would seem worthy of consideration for XLIFF also.

Any light you can shed on this point would be appreciated.


Raymond Martin (Localization Industry Standards Association member)

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