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   Re: Namespaces and Schemes

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 00:34:38 +0000

"Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com> writes:

> > No clear what you mean by a "scheme [sic]"?
> >
> > I'd certainly be interested in a bit more detail on why it's obvious
> > that XML Schema is not appropriate for your needs.
> I'm not saying it isn't appropriate: far from it! Rather I'm asking "is it
> appropriate?"
> By Scheme, I mean:
> "Syntactic Schema: A document, real or imagined, which constrains the
> structure and/or type of data. (pl.: Schemata)." - Tim Berners-Lee,
> http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Evolution.html

So by Scheme you meant Schema :-)

I encourage you to read the XML Schema Primer [1], which contains a good
introduction to the mechanisms by which you can associate schemas with 
namespaces -- putting a schema document at the namespace URI is only
one of them.  I think there's enough flexibility in the spec. to
accommodate your needs.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-0/
  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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