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Re: Do XML Schema processors verify schemas using XML Schema?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 09:51:01 +0100
To: Sam Tregar <sam@tregar.com>
Cc: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bwubgm7t6.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Sam Tregar <sam@tregar.com> writes:

> On Tue, 7 Oct 2003, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
>> I'm not sure what you mean by this. Are you asking whether XML schema
>> validators ensure that the schema document is actually a valid schema or
>> whether the schema documents are validated against the schema for Schema
>> (sForS)?
> The latter, of course!  Obviously being a conformant XML Schema
> implementation means checking schemas for validity.  I'm asking
> whether they do it using a schema (sForS?) or by some other process.

Yes, XSV uses a (pre-compiled) version of the sForS to schema-validate
all schema documents involved in a schema-validation episode.

The compilation is boot-strapped by running XSV in a legacy
DTD-based-pre-validation mode on the schema document for the sForS,
and post-processing the reflected PSVI output.

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