Contact/Person used to be a RefElement in JDF1.4 and before (so allow both embedded or referenced).
Seems that this changed a Element (not RefElement in JDF1.5)
I remembered some discussions and there is also JDF-87 but there was no JIRA issue requesting this change and also nothing in Errata if it was by mistake. Schema validation does not complain on PersonRef.
Why was it done ? (and not marked as change?)
Personally would consider a RefElement to be the better method since it allows multiple contacts to share the same Person (making sure there is no conflict between different Contacts). So we asked our partners to use PersonRef.
This is clearly a bug and we want to be backwards compatible. It needs to be fixed in 1.5 and 1.6.
Somehow the schema fix for subelements and resource attributes in JDF 1.5 and
1.5 schema: Person, PersonRef missing?
never made it to the errata and thus also not into JDF 1.6.
Please track in
JDF sub-elements or resources
Ok, I understand now
I raised the same point a long time ago as a bug but it got rejected. I don't agree with the strategy of stopping supporting something already in use. Thx
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