ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34N0737
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34
Information Technology --
Document Description and Processing Languages
|TITLE:||Summary of Voting on JTC 1/SC 34 N 708 - Text for CD Ballot - ISO/IEC CD 19757-8 - Document Schema Definition Language (DSDL) Part 8 - Document Schema Renaming Language (DSRL)|
|PROJECT:||CD 19757-8: Information technology - Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) - Part 8: Document Schema Renaming Language (DSRL)|
|PROJECT EDITOR:||Mr. Martin Bryan|
|STATUS:||Summary of voting|
|ACTION:||Based on the ballot responses, this CD is APPROVED and the project status changes to 30.60. Project Editors are requested to review comments and advise the Secretariat regarding (1) the change to status 30.92 or 30.99, and (2) the next project status and anticipated date that project status will change.|
|DISTRIBUTION:||SC34 and Liaisons|
|REFER TO:||N0708b - 2006-02-26 - Ballot due 2006-05-26 - ISO/IEC CD 19757-8 - Document Schema Definition Language (DSDL) Part 8 - Document
Schema Renaming Language (DSRL)
N0708 - 2006-02-26 - Text for CD Ballot - ISO/IEC CD 19757-8 - Document Schema Definition Language (DSDL) Part 8 - Document Schema Renaming Language (DSRL)
Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Kars, ON K0A-2E0 CANADA
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|P-Member||APPROVAL OF THE DRAFT AS PRESENTED||APPROVAL OF THE DRAFT WITH COMMENTS AS GIVEN ON THE ATTACHED||DISAPPROVAL OF THE DRAFT FOR REASONS ON THE ATTACHED||DISAPPROVAL (appropriate changes in the text will change vote to APPROVAL)||ABSTENTION (For Reasons Below)||NO RESPONSE|
|Korea, Republic of||X|
User requirements should be made clearer so that the design choice can be justified. Specifically, is it necessary to provide all of the the following features?
- 1) changing interpretations of instances by embedding instructions in instances,
- 2) changing semantics of schemas by embedding instructions in schemas,
- 3) changing interpretations of instances and semantics of schemas by providing instructions as external files
One could certainly argue that 1) is useless, since users can rewrite an instance if they are willing to touch it (for embedding instructions) anyway. One could also argue that 2) is dangerous, since it encourages non-conformant implementations of RELAX NG (i.e., validators are requested to do what DSDL Part 2 does not say). One could also argue that XSLT and other XML transformation languages already provide 3).
We are not sure whether 2) is really possible, since RELAX NG schemas may be ambiguous.
Use IRIs rather than URIs.
We approve the overall technical direction of this draft of DSDL Part 8. We understand that substantial technical changes are to be made prior to a further CD ballot, and on that basis we will be making a more detailed technical evaluation of the next draft.