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Re: Clarification on multiple schemas with same namespace

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:41:39 -0400
To: "John Kaputin (gmail)" <jakaputin@gmail.com>
Cc: John Kaputin <KAPUTIN@uk.ibm.com>, www-ws-desc@w3.org, www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
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Your interpretation is correct.

Thx for spotting the error in 3.1.2. It should say "inline".:

"It is NOT an error to inline two or more schemas from the same
targetNamespace. "

The intent of the Primer was to explicitly state information that is 
implicit in the other specs. The policy of the WSDL spec has been to be 
very terse about XML Schema and to expand on the implications in the 
Primer. However, we have recently received a fair amount of questions 
about the interaction of XML Schema and WSDL, so I think it is worth 
adding more clarification to the WSDL spec.

Arthur Ryman,
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"John Kaputin (gmail)" <jakaputin@gmail.com> 
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07/21/2005 10:38 AM
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John Kaputin <KAPUTIN@uk.ibm.com>
Clarification on multiple schemas with same namespace

I want to confirm that I have interpreted WSDL 2.0 spec correctly on
multiple schemas with the same namespace.

My interpretation is:
1) The <types> element may contain multiple <xs:import> with the same 
2) The <types> element may contain multiple <xs:schema> with the same

Is this correct?

Part 1 Section 3.1.2 "Inlining XML Schema" confused me a bit with the 

"It is NOT an error to import two or more schemas from the same
targetNamespace . "

This text mentions 'import' but the section heading is 'Inlining'.  Is
this a typo or should the text be in section 3.1.1 "Importing XML

The only mention of multiple inline schemas with the same namespace is
in the Primer section 3.2.2 "Multiple Inline Schemas" which states:

" two or more schemas may have the same target namespace provided that
they do not define the same elements or types"

This statement or words to this effect should probably be in the Part
1 normative spec too.

John Kaputin.
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