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   Re: [xml-dev] Relative URLs using the file scheme?

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At 9:39 AM +1000 10/16/02, Eddie Robertsson wrote:

>In the older versions of Xerces (pre 2.1.0) the following schema 
>locations would all work in test.xml:
>(absolute) xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="C:\Files\Schemas\test.xsd"
>(relative) xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="Schemas\test.xsd"
>(absolute) xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="file:///C:/Files/Schemas/test.xsd"

I would claim this was a bug in Xerces. The first two examples you 
cite are not URLs of any kind. They do not meet the syntactic 
constraints of RFC 2396. Specifically, the literal backslash 
character is *forbidden* in URIs, and must be percent escaped.

I suspect you'll find that "Schemas/test.xsd" does work.

I'm not as sure of this, but I believe the third example is also 
incorrect. It should be either file://C:/Files/Schemas/test.xsd or 

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