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   RE: [xml-dev] Re: Multiple xsd:imports on the same namespace

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  • To: "David Sheldon" <xmldev@decisionsoft.com>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Re: Multiple xsd:imports on the same namespace
  • From: "Mark Seaborne" <MSeaborne@origoservices.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 13:56:42 +0100
  • Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Re: Multiple xsd:imports on the same namespace

-----Original Message-----
From: David Sheldon [mailto:xmldev@decisionsoft.com]
Sent: 15 October 2002 13:51
To: Jeni Tennison
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Re: Multiple xsd:imports on the same namespace

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 01:13:31PM +0100, Jeni Tennison wrote:
>> Hi David,
> >> However we have been asked to work with these schemas by a customer
> >> who had them produced elsewhere. We would prefer to use the schemas
> >> that we have been given unmodified.
>> Well, you might be able to find an XML Schema validator that merges
>> multiple imports of the same namespace -- it's legal for validators to
>> do that. Presumably if your customers designed and are using these
>> schemas, they're also using such a validator. Perhaps you should ask
>> them what they're using, and then use that.
>> (If you could also let us know which validator that is, I'd certainly
>> be interested in knowing.)

>I think the schemas were designed in XMLSpy, and they do indeed validate
>correctly in that for me.  Also, IBM's SQC does not object to the
>schemas, which makes sense as they are valid. Unfortunately XMLSpy is
>not suitable for our purposes.

I would be a little wary of believing everything that XMLSpy tells you. We use XMLSpy here for authoring, but never for testing validity.

All the best

Mark Seaborne


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