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   Re: Namespaces/XSchema Spec - XSchema Element (Sections 2.0 and 2

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  • From: Toby Speight <tms@ansa.co.uk>
  • To: "XML developers' list" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: 05 Aug 1998 15:38:20 +0100

John> John Cowan <URL:mailto:cowan@locke.ccil.org>

0> In article <35C86899.BC561C4B@locke.ccil.org>, John wrote:

John> Add an #IMPLIED "ns" attribute to ElementDecl and AttDef elements
John> whose value is an URI.  XSchema validation can then proceed with
John> respect to the actual URIs, and disregarding the actual prefixes
John> used in particular documents.  This gives XSchemas a leg-up on
John> DTDs, which are bound to specific prefixes in the name of SGML
John> (and XML 1.0) compatibility.

This sounds good - do we want to include a "suggested prefix" (to
facilitate conversion to DTD format when possible)?  Or perhaps use
the fully-prefixed form in the XSchema, and ignore it for direct
XSchema processing?


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