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RE: XML Schemas: Best Practices
- From: Jeff Lowery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "'Roger L. Costello'" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 12:43:14 -0700
> If a schema validator ignores schemaLocation (or, as in the
> case above,
> there is no schemaLocation) then the validator is expected to "locate"
> the appropriate schemas by some other means. Obviously, if the
> validator is unable to locate the appropriate schema then it
> will fail.
> This is true regardless of whether you're using dangling
> types or not.
> I guess that I don't really understand your point. Perhaps you could
> explain further?
Yes, but schemaLocation is a "hint" and not required to be used, so using
schemaLocaiton to override a definition seems a crapshoot (the processing
application may have it's own idea of where the schema is). If validators
were required to 'take the hint' then your method would always work.