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RE: including a schema document multiple times

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:07:57 +0100
To: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "'Sandy Gao'" <sandygao@ca.ibm.com>, "'Wolfgang Jeltsch'" <wolfgang@jeltsch.net>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007001c6dbc2$b78eb840$6601a8c0@turtle>

> 
> The Recommendation says, as Sandy noted:
> 
> "Note: The above is carefully worded so that multiple 
> <include>ing of the same schema document will not constitute 
> a violation of clause 2 of Schema Properties Correct 
> (3.15.6), but applications are allowed, indeed encouraged, 
> to avoid <include>ing the same schema document more than once 
> to forestall the necessity of establishing identity component 
> by component."
> 
> Though a language lawyer could surely find lots of wiggle 
> room, I don't think it's a great leap to suggest that this 
> does cover the case 

Well, it's a bit odd to claim that the spec is clear because it contains a
non-normative note that claims the spec is clear, rather than pointing to
the normative text that is claimed to be clear... 

If the spec really were carefully worded, then it wouldn't be necessary to
say so.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/
Received on Tuesday, 19 September 2006 08:08:29 GMT

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