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Re: 'form' property under schema composition

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 11:57:56 +0000
To: "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com>
Cc: "'Shlomo Yona'" <S.Yona@F5.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5blk776rzv.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Michael Kay writes:

> I think the rules are as follows:
>  
> (a) if "form" isn't specified for an element or attribute, then the
> formDefault attribute of the textually containing xs:schema element provides
> the default. The formDefault attribute of an including/importing schema does
> not affect the value.
>  
> (b) if the resulting value is "qualified", then the element or attribute
> name is qualified by the target namespace of the schema document. In the
> case of a chameleon include, this is the targetNamespace of the including
> schema document.

Those both accord with my understanding.  The idea is that
elt/attrFormDefault is just an authoring convenience, and never has
any different impact compared to putting "form='[value of lexically
enclosing appropriate elt/attrformDefault]'" on every elt/attr
declaration.

ht
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