[osis-core] Since we may be releasing osisCore.1.1.2.xsd should we consider making the schema extensable.

Todd Tillinghast osis-core@bibletechnologieswg.org
Wed, 14 May 2003 09:39:17 -0600


A few months back we discussed an annotation structure (both with the
document and as stand off markup).  I tried to simply extend the current
schema to support annotations, but was not able to.  I was forced to
copy the schema and make modifications to the main structure because
most of the Simple and Complex types are not named.

With the schema style we had before Rome we were able derive modified
schema.  Do you recall the sort of things we did with osisCore.xsd and


> -----Original Message-----
> From: osis-core-admin@bibletechnologieswg.org [mailto:osis-core-
> admin@bibletechnologieswg.org] On Behalf Of Patrick Durusau
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 4:59 PM
> To: osis-core@bibletechnologieswg.org
> Subject: Re: [osis-core] Since we may be releasing osisCore.1.1.2.xsd
> should we consider making the schema extensable.
> Todd,
> Were you trying to extend the core elements? You could extend the
> present one to add new elements.
> Not really changing the "behavior" of the schema but extending its
> content models?
> Hmmm, let's think about that, agree it would not change the validity
> current documents.
> Actually would like to do an RELAX-NG version at some point. Was not
> good enough shape when we started on OSIS but suspect it is now.
> (Caution, part of that may be due to my ISO affliation. You have been
> warned. ;-)
> Hope you are having a great day!
> Patrick
> Todd Tillinghast wrote:
> >Patrick,
> >
> >When I tried to create a schema that extends from osisCore.1.1.1.xsd,
> >was unable to because almost all of the Simple and Complex types are
> >created "inline".  If we were to create the Simple and Complex types
> >used in the schema as named types then we could extend the schema.
> >
> >None of this could change the meaning or behavior of the schema, but
> >would leave room for opportunities in the future to provide new
> >specialized behavior while leaving the core schema unchanged.
> >
> >Todd
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