Re: Data streams and schema use and identification
Danny Vint <dvint@m...> writes: > If a data stream is supposed to be validated with a schema or > processed against one, is there anything REQUIRED to be in that stream > that would identify it with schema processing? Wrt W3C XML Schema, the answer is "No, nothing is required". > I know that some tools will allow you to take a well-formed data > stream and via some outside mechanism identify that it should be > validated with a DTD or Schema without reference (or maybe counter) to > anything in the data stream. Wrt W3C XML Schema, such tools are conformant, the REC makes explicit provision for this. > What tools do to work around issues of schema and DTD > management/location (catalogs or feeding a value in some other manner) > should not necessarily be considered standard or at least good > practice. The W3C XML Schema REC actually includes a list of recommended strategies , but doesn't mandate any of them. ht  http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#schema_reference -- Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh Half-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/ [mail really from me _always_ has this .sig -- mail without it is forged spam]
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