Tuesday, May 19, 2009

XML Schema 1.1 is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation at Arcane Domain

An XML Schema update from Noah Mendelsohn; see the full post for more details

Many readers of this blog know that I was one of the original designers and editors of the W3C XML Schema Language Recommendation (XSD).  Since publication of version 1.0 in May 2001, a small group of us has continued to work on incremental improvements.  I am therefore delighted to announce that, a few days ago, XML Schema Version 1.1 became a W3C Candidate Recommendation.  This means that the specification is feature-complete, and the W3C is waiting for two or more interoperable implementations to demonstrate that the technology is suitable for designation as a full W3C Recommendation.

Why should you care?  XSD 1.1 adds a relatively small list of specific features to the language, but I’m convinced that it addresses some of the most important opportunities that were missed in the original XSD 1.0. 

XML Schema 1.1 is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation at Arcane Domain

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