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NOTATION isn't broken in W3C XML Schema, it's just grown up and uses
namespaces, like all other named aspects of the spec.
Things defined in W3C XML Schema schemas have names, which may be in
So if your schema document specifies a target namespace, the Notations
you define in it will be in that namespace.
So to refer to them, you have to use a qualified name.
None of this should be surprising, it's the same for referring to
types (that is, depending on the namespace declarations available, you
may have to write xsi:type="xs:integer" or XS:type="xsd:integer" or
. . . in your instances).
XSV doesn't currently implement a check on things of type NOTATION,
sorry, that's why you didn't get the error you should have.
Personally, I don't think the problem NOTATIONs were designed to solve
has gone away, and I think they still can be used to solve it.
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
Half-time member of W3C Team
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