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RE: Implementation Experience: Notation is NOT a DERIVED type of QName

From: Biron,Paul V <Paul.V.Biron@kp.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 12:37:04 -0800
Message-Id: <376E771642C1D2118DC300805FEAAF4386DFED@pars-exch-1.ca.kp.org>
To: "'www-xml-schema-comments@w3. org'" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Cc: "'Ningang chen'" <nchen@webmethods.com>, "'w3c-xml-schema-ig'" <w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk [SMTP:ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk]
> Sent:	Friday, November 03, 2000 10:06 AM
> To:	asirv@webmethods.com
> Cc:	www-xml-schema-comments@w3. org; Ningang chen; w3c-xml-schema-ig
> Subject:	Re: Implementation Experience: Notation is NOT a DERIVED
> type of QName
> Sorry, I don't agree.  We went through this at the f2f, and agreed
> that _our_ Notations should be named with QNames.  There is no
> connection between them and XML 1.0 Notations.  What specifically do
> you see as the problem with, e.g.
> ... xmlns:po="http://www.example.com/foo" ...
> <simpleType name="myNot">
>  <restriction base='NOTATION'>
>   <enumeration value="po:type"/>
>   <enumeration value="po:code"/>
>  </restriction>
> </simpleType>
> <element name="test">
>  <complexType>
>   <attribute name="foo" type="myNot"/>
>  </complexType>
> </element>
> and an instance
> ... xmlns:po="http://www.example.com/foo" ...
> <test foo="po:code">...</test>
I was also concerned with the design when it was first proposed.  The main
reason was that I saw no way to translate a DTD that had NOTATION
attributes, since in the XML 1.0 + Namespaces world NOTATIONS are not in a
namespace.  However, after a few go-rounds with Henry, we decided that the
current design can work for translating DTDs that use NOTATION
attributes...its not elegant, but it works.

If you need to have a schema that has a target namespace and has NOTATIONS
that are not in any namespace, you just need to have 2 schema documents.
The first one has no target namespace and contains the NOTATION
declarations, the second has a target namespace and imports the first one.

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