[Standards-JIG] Two suggestions for JEP-0115

Fabrice Desré - France Telecom R&D/DTL/TAL fabrice.desre at francetelecom.com
Thu Jun 3 09:05:48 UTC 2004

Joe Hildebrand wrote:

> The extension names DO NOT have semantic relevance.  If they did, we 
> would have gone this direction, and the qname (tag/namespaceURI) of the 
> extension would have been a semantic identifier.  Instead, the extension 
> name is a pointer to the semantic values.  Space-separated values in an 
> attribute are more XML-like than I expected.  When we specified this JEP 
> in DTD, the ext attribute was of type NMTOKENS 
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#NT-Nmtokens).  Schema experts: is there a 
> better way of mapping NMTOKENS into schema?

  Not that I consider myself as an expert, but there is a NMTOKENS type 
in W3C XML Schema (http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#NMTOKENS). It would 
be good idea not to overuse xs:string.

Fabrice Desré
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