W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > xmlschema-dev@w3.org > May 2005

Circular imports? (newbie)

From: Gary Maltzen <xml-schema@mwwm.net>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 15:48:03 -0500
Message-ID: <428A5883.9020800@mwwm.net>
To: XMLSchema-Dev <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>

Although XMLSchema spec section 4.2.2 clearly states that it is invalid 
to import into a namespace a schema from the same namespace, it is not 
clearly spelled out that (whether?) it holds for descendant imports.

In particular we are trying to understand a schema presented us where a 
schema (A:parent) from namespace A imports a schema (B:child) from 
namespace B which, in turn, imports a schema (A:generation) from 
namespace A. It appears to me that these schema should not validate.

Reviewing the archives I see questions about circularity of schema but 
not quite this issue.

(Please reply ONLY to list)
Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2005 07:50:43 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 14:56:08 UTC