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Re: performance testing of schemas

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 09:03:48 +0000
To: "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com>
Cc: "'Bryan Rasmussen'" <brs@itst.dk>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b3bl2abgr.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Michael Kay writes:

> Is it conformant to use a schema for validating instances without reporting
> the errors that appear in unused parts of the schema?

In principle, it's not conformant, because a schema with errors isn't
a schema.  OTOH, there evidently _is_ a bug-free schema which is
sufficient for some validation episodes -- let's just say you used an
oracle and constructed that schema and used it, conformantly.

ht
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