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Schema for XHTML

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 11:03:51 +0100
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The schema for XHTML published at


is invalid, because it uses regex patterns that have been outlawed by errata
to the XML Schema specification.

The schema validator in Saxon [1] consequently rejects this schema. This is
a little embarrassing, since one of the main benefits of schema-aware XSLT
processing is to validate that the output of a stylesheet conforms to a
required schema, and for many stylesheets, that schema is XHTML.

Does anyone know if there are plans to publish a corrected XHTML schema? I
can do it easily enough myself, but one would prefer something official.

Michael Kay

[1] Saxon-SA 8.0, see http://www.saxonica.com/
Received on Wednesday, 30 June 2004 06:04:24 UTC

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