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Bug 2860 - RQ-36 Allow local references (local-references)
Summary: RQ-36 Allow local references (local-references)
Alias: None
Product: XML Schema
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Structures: XSD Part 1 (show other bugs)
Version: 1.1 only
Hardware: Other All
: P4 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Henry S. Thompson
QA Contact: XML Schema comments list
Keywords: resolved
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-11 01:58 UTC by C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
Modified: 2008-03-08 15:20 UTC (History)
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Description C. M. Sperberg-McQueen 2006-02-11 01:58:18 UTC
Change the XML representation (and possibly the component structure)
of local element declarations to at least allow, if not require, all
particles to be references, with scope, i.e. put the local
declarations directly under <complexType>

(Cf. no-nesting (#no-nesting)).

This is subsumed by proposals to deal with RQ-17.

Input from Straw Poll O-15

This item was postponed in the meeting of 2004-04-30
It will stand or fall with the "landscape"
proposal for RQ-017 and friends.  If that proposal succeeds, this
requirement will be discharged; if not, we are unlikely to do this on
its own.

This item was discussed in the meeting of 2004-05-20


Asir Vedamuthu (member-only link)

According to the requirements document, this topic was discussed in the past
and was postponed for later reconsideration.
Comment 1 C. M. Sperberg-McQueen 2006-07-20 21:59:37 UTC
At the WG meeting of November 2005 in Toronto, the WG concluded that after
months of off and on discussion of this idea, we were not going to reach
consensus on a proposal to provide a notion of nested scopes along the
lines proposed here.  We agreed, therefore, to close this issue with a
disposition of LATER.  (That is, this is a non-goal for XML Schema 1.1, 
although the WG thinks it may be a good idea in and of itself and may be
worth considering for some future version of the language.)

This entry should have been updated last November but was not; I update
it now following the motto "better late than never".