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John ArmstrongSubject: Associating Schema(s) with XML Document
Author: John Armstrong
Date: 07 Mar 2006 07:43 PM
I'm aware that it's possible to associate a schema with a particular XML document; the schema information is added to the document and the document is saved.

However, I would like to 1) be able to create a "generic" association between a schema and any XML document of a type (which is saved across invocations of Stylus Studio), so that whenever that type of XML document is subsequently opened, the schema is automatically associated with it (without having to manually create the association for each document).

Alternatively, 2) is it possible to specify a schema "path" that StylusStudio will automatically search to resolve schema references in an XML document?

Is Stylus Studio capable of either of the above, or some equivalent functionality?

Minollo I.Subject: Associating Schema(s) with XML Document
Author: Minollo I.
Date: 07 Mar 2006 08:27 PM
I'm assuming that what you are trying to avoid is to have a schema location referenced directly into the XML document, right?

If that's the case, one way to do that is to associate schemas to a project folder in Stylus Studio (right click on a project folder - that is a virtual folder, and select "Associate Schemas to Folder..."); after you do that, XML documents moved into that project folder (remember, that's not a physical movement; it's just a logical grouping) will be validate against the schemas associate to the folder without having to change the document itself. Saving the project will allow you to reload it at a later time, and the schema associations will be preserved.

Another possibility for not referencing "absolute schema paths" in your XML documents, is to take advantage of the OASIS Catalogs support in Stylus; see http://www.stylusstudio.com/learn_catalogs.html and additional online documentation for more details.

Hope this helps,

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