Re: Can schema stand alone?
"Atchley, John" <John.Atchley@f...> writes: <snip/> > I've been reading up on schemas and every example I've seen so far starts by > referencing the schema namespace at w3c.org (i.e. <xs:schema > xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">). Is this required for schemas > to operate? If so, it seems to conflict with my requirement that the data > be complete and usable even without access to the internet. Names only mean what the W3C XML Schema REC says they mean if they are in the XML Schema namespace, whose namespace name is http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema However, the semantics of those names, particularly as implementations of schema validity assessment deploy them, does _not_ depend on any dereferencing of that namespace name. Schema-aware processors have _no_ need to be online to implement the W3C XML Schema REC (unless of course the schema document(s) involved require private non-local schema documents). So yes, the name is required for schema documents to be W3C XML Schema schema documents. But no, you don't need to be online for W3C XML Schema schema documents to be used in the expected way. ht -- Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@c... URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/
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