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   Re: XSchema Spec - XSchema Element (Sections 2.0 and 2.1), Draft 6

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  • From: rbourret@dvs1.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de (Ron Bourret)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 15:41:43 +0200

> Just to make sure, you are overriding the default in the Doc element to use 
> IBTWSH URI and in the More element to set the default to null.  (We can't 
> do anything else with More because we don't know what namespace URI or prefix 
> people will use.)  We should also recommend that people include these 
> declarations in their internal subset when the XSchema DTD is external and 
> are using a non-validating parser.

Oops.  I just realized you can't do this.  Namespace attributes apply to the element where they 
occur and all children.  Thus, the following declaration places the Doc element 
in the IBTWSH namespace, which is a validity violation of the XSchema DTD.

<Doc xmlns="IBTWSH URI">

There doesn't seem to be a way that we can say we want all elements beneath (but 
not including) the Doc element to be in the IBTWSH namespace.  Instead, the 
instance will need to either use a prefix (which we can declare in Doc) or 
change the default in all elements directly beneath Doc.  Same applies to More.

-- Ron Bourret

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