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Documentation on refs to global elements

From: Mark Feblowitz <mfeblowitz@frictionless.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 09:51:18 -0400
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To: "Xmlschema-Dev (E-mail)" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>

Is it legal for a ref to a global element to have annotations? Can those
annotations differ from the annotations on the global element definition?

It makes sense that a particular binding of a global element into a context
may need special documentation. The question arises when an IDE must
determine which annotation(s) to display with a ref to a global element -
the annotations on the global element definition, the annotations on a local
element, or both. XML Spy displays only the annotation on the global
element, and doesn't provide a means of annotating the local binding. I can,
however, enter an annotation in text view and it validates, at least in Spy.

What should the correct behavior be?


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