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Re: Bundling Of Multiple XML Schemas

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:41:13 -0500
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: "Konstantin Komissarchik" <kosta@www.lt-rider.net>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF89CD6AA9.50FE976A-ON85256B7A.007209EA@lotus.com>
>> However, just because this is theoretically possible doesn't mean that
>> any schema validator will be able to use it - I don't know if any of
>> the processors recognise fragment identifiers within URLs that are
>> supposed to be pointing to XML Schema documents.

You're right.  Nothing in the schema recommendation prohibits this, and I 
think it's fair to say that this was one of the use cases that some of us 
anticipated when doing the design.  On the other hand, there is currently 
no published standard covering this idiom, setting conformance rules for 
processors, etc.  The schema rec. is (intentionally) written so that such 
standards can be promulgated without republishing the schema rec.    As 
you suggest, individual processors may or may not today support the 
fragment syntax (like you, I'm not sure that any of them do.)  Thanks.

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Received on Tuesday, 12 March 2002 16:40:08 UTC

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