Namespaces/XSchema Spec - XSchema Element (Sections 2.0 and 2.1), Draft 6

Toby Speight tms at
Wed Aug 5 16:36:58 BST 1998

John> John Cowan <URL:mailto:cowan at>

0> In article <35C86899.BC561C4B at>, John wrote:

John> Add an #IMPLIED "ns" attribute to ElementDecl and AttDef elements
John> whose value is an URI.  XSchema validation can then proceed with
John> respect to the actual URIs, and disregarding the actual prefixes
John> used in particular documents.  This gives XSchemas a leg-up on
John> DTDs, which are bound to specific prefixes in the name of SGML
John> (and XML 1.0) compatibility.

This sounds good - do we want to include a "suggested prefix" (to
facilitate conversion to DTD format when possible)?  Or perhaps use
the fully-prefixed form in the XSchema, and ignore it for direct
XSchema processing?


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