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Bug 8611 - Consider adding a full schema to H:TML
Summary: Consider adding a full schema to H:TML
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5: The Markup Language (editor: Michael(tm) Smith) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael[tm] Smith
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NE
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-01-04 06:40 UTC by Maciej Stachowiak
Modified: 2010-03-15 10:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Maciej Stachowiak 2010-01-04 06:40:44 UTC
Consider adding a full schema as an appendix. This is a request from the TAG.
Comment 1 Sam Ruby 2010-03-01 20:36:26 UTC
RFC 4287 (The Atom Syndication Format) contains the following:

Some sections of this specification are illustrated with fragments of a non-normative RELAX NG Compact schema [RELAX-NG]. However, the text of this specification provides the definition of conformance. A complete schema appears in Appendix B.

The open source Trang tool may be used to convert RELAX NG to XML Schema:
Comment 2 Michael[tm] Smith 2010-03-03 05:19:00 UTC
I'm wondering if we should change the summary description for this bug. I think what the TAG and others who have commented on public-html really want the group to consider is something like: Should the HTML WG publish any formalism or set of formalisms (including, but not limited to, a grammar-based schema) for HTML5?

I don't think the TAG or other care particularly whether the set of formalisms/schemas are published as an appendix to the H:TML document or not.
Comment 3 Maciej Stachowiak 2010-03-03 05:51:35 UTC
My basis for filing this bug was based on a request from the TAG to specifically include a RelaxNG grammar in H:TML (possibly as an appendix):

"My interpretation of the TAG's resolution is that we would like to see a commitment that Mike's document will be published and maintained as a non-normative guide to the syntax, and we would additionally like to see included the RelaxNG grammar, perhaps as a (also non-normative) appendix."

I do not know if there are other solutions that would satisfy the TAG. I also do not necessarily endorse their position, I reported this bug to make sure their feedback is tracked.
Comment 4 Michael[tm] Smith 2010-03-15 10:38:03 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: In its current form, the H:TML document would not seem to me to be the optimal place to publish a schema. I think the group needs to first consider the larger question of whether it should publish a schema or set of schemas at all, and if so, what exactly to publish -- and then consider how/where to publish it. I will send a follow-up response to the TAG list by e-mail suggesting that discussion of what kind of schema to publish, and how to publish i,t be raised either as a new bug or as an HTML WG Tracker issue.