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Re: how to refer to non-namespaced schemas

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 30 Oct 2001 14:23:25 +0000
To: "Schwarzhoff, Kelly" <kelly.schwarzhoff@commerceone.com>
Cc: "'www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bn129yzoi.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"Schwarzhoff, Kelly" <kelly.schwarzhoff@commerceone.com> writes:

> Hi Henry,
> Is there anywhere in the spec that explains this fact? The reason I ask is
> because I have tested similiar schemas in Xerces, and--even when there is no
> default namespace--if there is a reference to a type, and it is unqualified,
> Xerces treats it like a reference to a type in the current namespace.

If true that's a serious bug!  The various sections in the REC about
QName interpretation are very clear about this, see [1] and [2].


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#src-qname
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#src-resolve
  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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