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Re: Are dangling refs legal?

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 09:51:15 -0500
To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: costello@mitre.org, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0EEB0C78.3E10788B-ON85256A06.005280A3@lotus.com>
Roger Costello writes:

>> Is this dangling ref legal?

As far as I know, the requirement that such a reference result is 
expressed at the level of schema components, not schema documents.  In 
general, it is possible that your processor has a component for the 
element foo that will correctly resolve the reference.  For example, this 
might occur if the schema in your e-mail was in fact included by another, 
and if the "outer" one had the declaration.  Of course, if the only schema 
information available to your processor is the schema document that you 
supply, then the component for foo is missing and there is indeed a 
violation of the constraints on schema components.

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