Re: [Json] Schema Requirements (Was: Re: Nudging the English-language vs. formalisms discussion forward)

"Pete Cordell" <petejson@codalogic.com> Thu, 20 February 2014 19:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] Schema Requirements (Was: Re: Nudging the English-language vs. formalisms discussion forward)
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----- Original Message From: "Nico Williams"
> This sounds to me like an argument about how to handle extensibility.
> We should first consider whether we want schema extensibility and if
> we do, whether we want it to be explicit (like the ... extensibility
> marker in ASN.1) or implicit (like implicit ... ASN.1 extensibility
> markers in every type).

I assume you're taling about extensibility of the vocabularies defined by a 
schema rather than extensibility of the schema language itself?

> My position: we should want extensibility, and it should be explicit
> (because having every type be implicitly extensible is a PITA for code
> generation).

What aspect do you find a PITA?  Supporting both implicit extensibility and 
explicit extensibility is surely harder than just supporting implicit 
extensibility?

Pete Cordell
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