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Declaring an element with an "xml:lang" attribute

From: <Tony.Coates@reuters.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 15:23:22 -0400
Message-ID: <T556b2d8e14c407b706488@reuters.com>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Attached is a ZIP file with a sample XML Schema that defines a "text" element with an "xml:lang" attribute.  I guess I thought this should be easy, but the attached solution only works with XSV, TIBCO Extensibility's tools, & MSXML 4.  I cannot get it to work with Xerces 1.4 or the Oracle XDK 9 beta.  Does anyone have a solution that does work for all known validators?  (See attached file: language.zip)

I also couldn't get it to work by just importing the XML namespace without declaring a Schema location; it (for example) causes XSV & MSXML 4 to log an error unless you are lucky enough to have an Internet connection to use to dereference the namespace URI (my laptop often isn't connected).  Perhaps that is a feature, though, rather than the opposite.

I have to admit, it does worry me that it is as difficult as it is just to get an "xml:lang" attribute to work; I know that "xml:*" names are a kind of exceptional case because you can't declare "xmlns:xml" anywhere, but surely they are required by everyone's 80/20 target audience.

Anthony B. Coates
(1) Content Distribution Architect - Project Gazelle
(2) Leader of XML Architecture & Design - Chief Technology Office
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