This is probably the wrong place, but I've spent the better part of Sunday
trying to figure out what the status of XSD 1.1 is. The best I can tell is
it's as dead as it can be - which would be a real pitty. But there doesn't
seem to be any updates in 2010, confusing status in 2009 (Candidate
Recommendation in May, Working Draft in December) and a charter expiring soon.
So we have to go for Schematron for assertions? What a pitty! Would hope that
my worries are unfounded ... As Saxon is supporting it, I apologize for asking
the question here :-)
It's moving forward, but painfully slowly. W3C specs can't make the final step
from Candidate Rec to Rec until there is a test suite and two complete
implementations, so the spec is basically in limbo until the test suite and
the implementations are ready. In fact there are two implementations (Saxon
and Xerces) that are both 90% complete, and a test suite that is now 90%
complete, but it's still a lot of work to get from there to 100%. The
unfortunate part about this is that some other implementors don't consider
starting work on a spec until it reaches Recommendation status, so the whole
process is now incredibly slow. (The apparent step back from CR to WD didn't
help perceptions either. In fact the spec is still at CR status; the WD was
issued as a snapshot to show progress in addressing issues reported in
response to the CR, but wasn't itself issued as a CR to avoid the overheads of
restarting the CR review process.)
thanks for the explanations - the Googling made me aware of your involvement
at least. I raised the same issue over at Oxygen with a bit
of a disappointing reply. Let's hope that this can move faster than we might
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