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I was just following the kind of discussion which followed that mail in
xmlschema-dev between Kawaguchi-san, Henry Thompson and others.. I think
it is interesting to note:


I guess you get a range of opinions on the chameleon schemas here..
further more, you can get why try to include such a difficult thing in
this note

hope this helps.. cheers and regards - murali.

On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Michael Leditschke wrote:

> Dare wrote:
> > The advice on avoiding chameleon schemas could be fleshed out.
> I don't wish to enter the debate about the man vs the matter, but
> on matters of fact, the example given of chameleon schemas is
> factually incorrect, I believe.
> Error 1: Reference to person type in main schema.
> The master schema makes reference to
> <xs:element ref="person" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
> refs are treated as QNames, and without a default namespace,
> "person" is a reference to {None}person.
> Having no namespace, the definition of person in the included
> schema is coerced into the http://example.com namespace. Thus
> the validator should complain about the reference to person
> in the including schema and XSV and MSXML do.
> Error 2: Assertion that ref="familyName" should explictly placed in
> the http://example.com namespace.
> Any ref with a {None} namespace in a chameleon schema will be coerced
> into the namespace of the includer. Thus there is NO need to explicitly
> place familyName in the target namespace. Indeed, if this assertion
> were correct, chameleon schemas would be pretty useless. See
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xmlschema-dev/2001Oct/0123.html
> With error one above corrected, both XSV and MSXML validate the included
> schema without change to the included schema.
> The author's other points may or may not be valid, and the use of chameleon
> schemas may or may not be bad, but factual errors tend to cloud the issue
> and lead to suspicion about the validity of the other arguments put forward
> by the author(as distinct from suspicions about the author themselves).
> Regards
> Michael
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