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   Re: [xml-dev] XPointer and XML Schema

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Henry S. Thompson wrote:

> Final note:  the 99.99% case, for both DTDs and Schemas, is that all
> sensible *user agents* will do the same thing, and it will be what
> people expect, namely:
>   1a) If there's a DOCTYPE, process as much of it as you can get
>       access to looking for ID declarations, and use them during
>       parsing to identify possible anchors;
>   2a) If there's an xsi:schemaLocation attribute, use it to get a
>       schema doc and schema validity assess using it;
>   2b) Otherwise if the doc elt is in a namespace and there's a
>       schema doc accessible via the namespace URI, ditto.

If a user agent must implement these three cases to be
considered sensible, I doubt that we'll ever see widespread
adoption of XPointer.

--Joe English



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