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[Bug 5435] The term "valid schema" is used but not defined

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Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:15:18 +0000
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------- Comment #3 from cmsmcq@w3.org  2008-05-28 17:15 -------
(Answering comment #2) The sentence in question, which appears in the
opening comment of the DTD for schema documents, currently reads:

    With the exception of cases with multiple namespace
    prefixes for the XSD namespace, any XML document which is
    not valid per this DTD given redefinitions in its internal subset of the
    'p' and 's' parameter entities below appropriate to its namespace
    declaration of the XSD namespace is almost certainly not
    a valid schema.

The point being made here is that any proper parameterization of the DTD
will "almost certainly" recognize a subset of the documents valid against
the schema for schema documents.  The additional XML representation 
constraints are not relevant here, and the use of the phrase "conforming
schema document" instead of "valid schema document" would obscure the 

The comment echoes a remark in the introductory paragraph of the section,
which uses the phrase "valid schema document". 

I hope this clarifies why the term "valid schema document" is proposed
instead of "conforming schema document".
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