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   Re: [xml-dev] XLink and Validation

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XLink and ValidationNot only is an XLink "aware" processor not required to
validate the target of a link, the value of the href need not actually
'point' to anything.


----- Original Message -----
From: CHIUSANO, Joseph
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 1:27 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] XLink and Validation

I checked the XLink standard on this but could not locate an answer: can you
please tell me if an XLink-aware processor is required to validate simple
links in order to conform with the XLink standard? For example suppose the
following element exists in an instance document:
<InvoiceCustomer xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="#A157"/>
If there were no element in the instance document with an ID-type attribute
whose value is "A157", is an XLink-aware processor required to throw an
Thank you in advance,
Joe Chiusano
  Joseph M. Chiusano
  Logistics Management Institute
  2000 Corporate Ridge
  McLean, VA 22102
  Email: jchiusano@lmi.org
  Tel: 571.633.7722


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