Submission request to W3C (W3C Staff Comment)
We, W3C members International Business Machines Corporation and Microsoft Corporation hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification comprising the document(s) linked below:
which is referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known as the "DCD" submission.
This document proposes a structural schema facility, Document Content Description (DCD), for specifying rules covering the structure and content of XML documents. The DCD proposal incorporates a subset of the XML-Data Submission [XML-Data] and expresses it in a way which is consistent with the ongoing W3C RDF (Resource Description Framework) effort; in particular, DCD is an RDF vocabulary. DCD is intended to define document constraints in an XML syntax; these constraints may be used in the same fashion as traditional XML DTDs. DCD also provides additional properties, such as basic datatypes.
IBM agrees that, upon publication of this contribution as a W3C Recommendation, IBM will make licenses available to its intellectual property rights in its portion of the contribution to any third party for their use, manufacture, sale, distribution, or implementation of any portion of any product, method, or procedure implementing the Recommendation under reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms and conditions including royalty rates. IBM expressly reserves all other rights it may have in the material and subject matter of this contribution.
IBM expressly disclaims any and all warranties regarding this contribution including any warranty that this contribution does not violate the rights of others or is fit for a particular purpose.
Microsoft agrees that, upon adoption of this contribution as a W3C Recommendation, any W3C member will be able to obtain a license from Microsoft to implement and use the technology described in this contribution for the purposes of supporting the W3C Recommendation on a royalty-free basis. One condition of this license shall be the party's agreement to not assert patent rights against Microsoft and other companies for their implementation of the W3C Recommendation. Microsoft expressly reserves all other rights it may have in the material and subject matter of this contribution.
Microsoft expressly disclaims any and all warranties regarding this contribution including any warranty that this contribution does not violate the rights of others or is fit for a particular purpose.
The following are registered marks referred to in this submission: IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners.
The submission may be distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee. The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee.
The following points should be noted as regards licensable technology involved in any third party implementations of the technology specified in the submission: N/A.
We suggest that the W3C XML Working Group take up this submission. This working group should work through the open issues, including those explicitly identified in the submission, finalize the specification and then submit the finalized specification as a Recommendation.
To help with this work,
Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect future versions to be produced by W3C process.
Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to:
David Fallside, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Reardon, thomasre@MICROSOFT.com
this 3rd day of August, 1998