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RE: Although no external representation of schemas is required ... What is an "external" representation?

From: David Ezell <David_E3@VERIFONE.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:37:23 +0000
To: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>, "xmlschema-dev@w3.org" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <54C00E24834FCE47B11EC129A84E7F780BD372DA@VF2WVEXMB1.verifone.com>
Yes, this was exactly the intention.  And some of the discussions around the issue use the term "born binary" to mean schemas that are encoded into a processor, with no "external" XML representation ever actually having existed.

-----Original Message-----
From: G. Ken Holman [mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:23 AM
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Subject: Re: Although no external representation of schemas is required ... What is an "external" representation?

At 2012-06-28 12:15 +0000, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
>In section 3.1.2 of the Structures specification it says:
>
>     Although no external representation of schemas
>     is required ...
>
>What is an "external" representation of an XML Schema?

Typically XML Schema syntax in XML (though I gather there are some experiments out there with alternative syntaxes).

>External to what?

The schema processor.

>What is a non-external (internal?) representation of an XML Schema?
>Do such things exist?

They can.  As a convenience a processor can build-in the schema components of a given namespace such that the user need not have to supply an external expression of those schema components.

I don't know any that do, just because I haven't looked, but it is certainly possible for a processor to offer this.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

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