Requirement for attributes with schema scope

Arnold, Curt Curt.Arnold at
Fri Jan 7 19:35:22 GMT 2000

And some approach that allowed us to have "schema-scoped" attributes would
allow us to validate.  Maybe a less disruptive approach would be to allow a
scope attribute on a attribute declaration.  Something like:

<element name="coffee">
	<attribute name="temp" scope="schema">

where scope would be an enumation of "schema" and "element" (with element as
the default) and it would be an error to have two identically named
attributes with schema scope within the same schema element.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 1:17 PM
To: Arnold, Curt
Cc: 'xml-dev at'; 'www-xml-schema-comments at'
Subject: Re: Requirement for attributes with schema scope

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

> Are you saying that <anyAttribute> has been removed from subsequent WG
> documents and the point is moot.

Sorry, you're absolutely right, e.g. <anyAttribute
namespace="##other"/> will allow, but not know how to validate,
attributes with qualified names in instances.

My remarks should have begun "the only schema-valid way to introduce
_and validate_ an attribute from other than the namespace partition
scoped to the containing element is . . . "

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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