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Re: [Moderator Action] Where can namespaces be declared in Schemas?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 03 Jan 2001 12:44:02 +0000
To: "Mark Young" <mark@kamiak.com>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b3df0olf1.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"Mark Young" <mark@kamiak.com> writes:

> Can namespaces be declared from any element within a Schema (as in
> general for XML)?  All the example schemas I've seen have only
> declared namespaces in the Schema element itself.  e.g.:

Yes, per normal namespace rules.

> Also, the following appears for many (all?) element information items, in
> their XML Representation Summaries:
>   {any attributes with non-schema namespace . . .}>
> 1)  I suppose this implies that the attributes defined above the comment are
> in (the) schema namespace

No and Yes.  No, because unprefixed attributes are not directly in any
namespace, but as they are associated with their containing element,
which _is_ in the XML Schema namespace, so Yes, they are indirectly
associated with it.

> 2)  Does it mean that a schema writer can put their own attributes into
> element information items?

As long as you qualify them with a namespace other than the XML Schema 
namespace == use a prefix declared for such a namespace, yes.  For

  <xs:element name="foo" type="my:baz" hack:extra="banana"/>

in a context where 'xs', 'my' and 'hack' are all properly declared.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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