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Danny Vint <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> If a data stream is supposed to be validated with a schema or
> processed against one, is there anything REQUIRED to be in that stream
> that would identify it with schema processing?
Wrt W3C XML Schema, the answer is "No, nothing is required".
> I know that some tools will allow you to take a well-formed data
> stream and via some outside mechanism identify that it should be
> validated with a DTD or Schema without reference (or maybe counter) to
> anything in the data stream.
Wrt W3C XML Schema, such tools are conformant, the REC makes explicit
provision for this.
> What tools do to work around issues of schema and DTD
> management/location (catalogs or feeding a value in some other manner)
> should not necessarily be considered standard or at least good
The W3C XML Schema REC actually includes a list of recommended
strategies , but doesn't mandate any of them.
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
Half-time member of W3C Team
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