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Re: Why doesn't this instance document validate?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 23 Aug 2002 15:36:28 +0100
To: John Verhaeg <jverhaeg@metamatrix.com>
Cc: "XML Schema Mailing List (E-mail)" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5belcphcb7.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

John Verhaeg <jverhaeg@metamatrix.com> writes:

> Can someone tell me why the attached instance document using the attached
> schemas won't validate?  XML Spy is saying "This file is not valid:
> Mandatory local element 'publisher' must be unqualified (i.e. outside of any
> namespace), but you are using a default namespace".

Exactly what it says -- you have (by default) specified that
locally-declared elements (which 'publisher' is) must appear
unqualified, but by using a default NS decl in your instance, you've
caused it to appear qualified.

Either use an explicit prefix on the document element only in your
instance, or add "elementFormDefault='qualified'" to your xs:schema

This is a FAQ, sorry for the brief answer, there must be a longer one
around somewhere . . .

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