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Re: [Bug 3062] Need to write examples in the spec as valid XML

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 15:24:03 +0900
Message-ID: <442CCB03.5070705@w3.org>
To: bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org
Cc: public-i18n-its@w3.org
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> apropos of nothing, what does it actually mean to say that our schemas
> are not normative? it says that in case of conflict, the prose is
> more authoritative?

If you look at the definition at
: these conformance clauses talk only about positions of ITS
declarations in a schema. They don't say s.t. about the actual schema
fragments, i.e. whether parameter entities are used or not.

I thought of this separation because depending on the schema design, you
would use different means. E.g., a highly modularized schema might use
PEs / patterns / groups to add ITS attributes to all elements, e.g.
<!ENTITY % comm.att ".... %its-local-att;">
A schema without such entity layers might just do
<!ATTLIST ... its:translate

for each element.

However, both schemas would be conformant to
> are schemas/dtds always non-normative in W3C specs?

It depends on the spec. E.g., XML Schema defines a normative schema,
see http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#normative-schemaSchema
XSLT 2.0 a non-normative one, see

- Felix

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