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Re: Element points to foreign doc & schema

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 20 Nov 2002 21:26:19 +0000
To: "Michael Ryan Bannnon" <mrbannon@uwaterloo.ca>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bfztwdjb8.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

"Michael Ryan Bannnon" <mrbannon@uwaterloo.ca> writes:

> Is the following possible?
> In my schema, I need an element to be of a type that is defined outside of the current schema.  This should be easy enough be using <import> or <include>.
> However, what I really want is for this elemnt to be a pointer (an <XPoinnter>?) to another resource.  Thus, in my schema, I want to be able to define an element such that:
> a) it allows for the element to point to an outside resource/instance
> b) the schema for this instance is foreign to the current schema that defines this pointner element, but the pointer element forces use of that schema
> Is this possible?  

Not with XPointer, no.  You could of course (shudder :-) use an entity
reference.  But note that unlike <import>, the schemaLocation
attribute of an <include> _must_ be processed.

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