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Re: Force XSV to strictly validate

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 16 Oct 2000 21:27:18 +0100
To: "Yuichi Koike" <koike@ay.jp.nec.com>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5by9zojzvd.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"Yuichi Koike" <koike@ay.jp.nec.com> writes:

> This is a question about web-based XSV. (2000/09/22 version).
> 
> In my understanding, when DOCTYPE is specified, 
> XSV does "strict" validation. Otherwise, it does "lax" 
> validation. (I am sorry, if I misunderstand).
> 
> Is it possible to force XSV to do "strict" validation, 
> when XML documents have no DOCTYPE declarations?
> (I hope there is a hidden option or something...)

XSV validates strictly iff it has a schema for the namespace of the
document element.  This can perfectly well happen without any DOCTYPEs 
involved.

It's not obvious to me why having a DOCTYPE is likely to make this
happen --- could you point me to an example of lax validation which
you think results from lack of a DOCTYPE?

ht
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