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   Re: [xml-dev] What kind of trap is XPointer?

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Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> writes:

> I have been long to understand this, but the consequence of XPointer as
> currently stated is that to claim to support the text/xml media type any
> application MUST support W3C XML Schema.

Absolutely not.  The WD uses the phrase 'if the document has an XML
Schema [XMLSchema] PSVI]' in its reference to the PSVI [1] -- a
conformant *user agent* is _not_ required to do any kind of
schema-aware processing, and if it doesn't the document will not have
an XML Schema PSVI.  On another thread I've already acknowledged that
the import of this phrase has been misunderstood -- I expect the WG
will clarify this.

> Or have I missed something?

I think so -- I'm sorry if my previous message encouraged this


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-framework/#b2b1b1b2b4
  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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