Requirement for attributes with schema scope

Henry S. Thompson ht at
Fri Jan 7 10:47:20 GMT 2000

"Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold at> writes:

> [Comments on qualified attributes in instances, and a proposal for
>  top-level attribute declarations which can be 'ref'ed]

Something along these lines has been considered, and it's not out of
the question that it may happen.

For the time being, the only schema-valid way to introduce an
attribute from other than the namespace partition scoped to the
containing element is by way of an attribute GROUP from another
namespace, e.g.

   . . .
   <attributeGroup ref='foo:baz'/>

See the schema for schemas [1] for an example of how this is done, wrt


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