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Re: Confused about name-space declarations..

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 07 Oct 2001 14:43:56 +0100
To: Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
Cc: "Bob Schloss" <rschloss@us.ibm.com>, Ian Stuart <Ian.Stuart@ed.ac.uk>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bn133efab.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com writes:


> In the case of <include> you already have a schema document which is
> specifically trying to tell you that it has been written in pieces,
> more like C-language #include, so the whole point of <include> is to
> tell you where the file is.  What I find somewhat incoherent is the
> permission to quietly proceed if the <include> fails to find the
> file.

> Henry:  do I have this about straight?

I think so.  If my memory serves, the exception you refer to is in the 
tradition of not throwing errors for undefined references until you
need them.  If you try and fail, you may none-the-less have enough
components for the particular validation episode which is underway.


  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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