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Re: Question on current XMLSchema.xsd

From: Stefan Wachter <Stefan.Wachter@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 21:37:39 +0200 (MEST)
To: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk;xmlschema-dev@w3.org; (Henry S. Thompson);
Message-ID: <5569.1031341059@www42.gmx.net>

Dear Mr. Thompson,

I am using a validator that I wrote myself. And it successfully validates
the schema for schemas now! I plan to release it next week as open source.

For the test I had to do the following adjustments on XMLSchema.xsd

1. I changed the targetNamespace of XMLSchema.xsd

2. I changed all references to symbols in the xs namespace to xsTest
(find-replace of ["xs:] with ["xsTest:]

3. I introduced a defintion of anySimpleType using the built-in simple type:

	<xs:simpleType name="anySimpleType">
		<xs:restriction base="xs:anySimpleType"/>
4. I had to adjust the definition of the decimal type. After the
replacements of step 2 the decimal type was derived from anySimpleType. Therefore none
of the "numeric" facets (digits, fractionDigits, totalDigits) was applicable.
I changed the definition to use the built-in decimal type as its base type.

After these for adjustments I could read in the schema for schema. In order
to validate it, I had to created a copy and change the xs namespace to the
xsTest namespace:

    Part 1 version: Id: XMLSchema.xsd,v 1.50 2002/05/22 09:24:24 ht Exp 
    Part 2 version: Id: datatypes.xsd,v 1.54 2002/05/27 22:22:50 ht Exp 
  2400 more lines...


> Stefan Wachter <Stefan.Wachter@gmx.de> writes:
> > I am try to validate the current version of XMLSchema.xsd (available at
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema.xsd) against itself. I observed that in
> the
> > current verion the include element for datatypes.xsd was removed, i.e.
> the
> > element <xs:include schemaLocation="datatypes.xsd"/>.
> > 
> > Can anyone tell me a reason for this? Now it does not validate.
> That inclusion was replace by textual incorporation about a year ago --
> what
> validator are you using and what error(s) is it reporting?
> ht
> -- 
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> Edinburgh
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