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AW: [xml-dev] Need a language whiz: An XML Schema "specifies" how data is to be structured? "describes"? "constrains"?

This Idea is supported very well in the Oxygen Product: there you have so
called "validation scenarios", which is essentially a combination of
Schemata. You could have one validation scenario for "work in progress"
documents, and another scenario for "final" documents, both for the same
namespace. I would think that both scenarios would share the same XSD
Schema, but would differ in a "weak" vs "strong" Schematron Schema. In the
Oxygen IDE, it’s the users choice which scenario should be applied.

Out tool for validation and assessment, which I have mentioned in the mail
from Jan. 4th, tries to implement this idea of different validation
scenarios as a java library. Since there is no user interaction, you need
some mechanism to find out which scenario shall be applied. This can be any
XPATH expression. In the example given , I would think of a @status flag.


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@saxonica.com] 
Gesendet: Samstag, 6. Januar 2018 10:13
An: bryan rasmussen <rasmussen.bryan@gmail.com>
Cc: Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org>; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Betreff: Re: [xml-dev] Need a language whiz: An XML Schema "specifies" how
data is to be structured? "describes"? "constrains"?

> Theoretically, although I have never seen it with XSD and would 
> probably think it was a weird use of the language, you could have 
> multiple schemas for validating documents in the same namespace.

I have seen one client who was attempting to do this: essentially applying
stricter validation to "finished" documents than to "work in progress". It
proved quite difficult to manage the maintenance of different versions of
the same schema; I think this is something that would benefit from better
support in languages and tools.

Michael Kay

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