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Re: XSV - xmlns errors

From: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 17:56:52 -0000
Message-ID: <016801c1b0c9$feb7d4a0$b47ba8c0@zerogravitas>
To: "Donna Bergmark" <bergmark@CS.Cornell.EDU>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Cc: <bergmark@CS.Cornell.EDU>, <Herbert.VandeSompel@bl.uk>, <lagoze@CS.Cornell.EDU>
How a schema processor finds a schema for a given namespace is it's own
business. Dereferencing namespace URIs is one way, schema processors can (
and do ) use other ways.

I believe that XSV dereferences namespace URIs as a 'last resort' iff it
cannot find a schema any other way.

How are you specifying to XSV where to find the schema documents? Using
xsi:schemaLocation? Passing schema documents on the command line ( as extra
arguments to the web form )?

Martin Gudgin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna Bergmark" <bergmark@CS.Cornell.EDU>
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Cc: <bergmark@CS.Cornell.EDU>; <Herbert.VandeSompel@bl.uk>;
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 5:32 PM
Subject: XSV - xmlns errors

> We are still happily using XSV to validate potention OAI repositories
> against the OAI protocol specification.  We have one recurring problem
> with XSV: it tries to open and parse xmlns attribute values.
> It is my understanding that xmlns=foo is just a namespace.  It does not
> have to be a URL, it does not have to
> be locatable.   A repository I am currently looking at has an info.pdf
> as its namespace!  That is legal, but XSV
> tries to fetch it and parse it as XML.
> I do not believe you should be checking the xmlns attribute values.
> Sincerely, Donna Bergmark
Received on Friday, 8 February 2002 12:57:52 UTC

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