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   Re: [xml-dev] Help for finding root node from XML Schema

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"Paul Spencer" <xml-dev@boynings.co.uk> writes:

> Priti,
> It is not possible. A document with "comment" as the root element is just as
> valid as one with "purchaseOrder" as the root element. This is because the
> philosophy of XML Schema is to validate at the element level rather than the
> document level.
> I regard this side-effect of that philosophy as a weakness, others don't.

Weakness or strength, it was pretty much necessary, as reconstructing
DTDs was one of the W3C XML Schema WG's prime requirements, and DTDs
have this same property.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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