Call for unifying and clarifying XML 1.0, DOM, XPATH, and XML Infoset

Henry S. Thompson ht at
Sat Jan 29 13:12:03 GMT 2000

"Steven R. Newcomb" <srn at> writes:

> XML Schema *does not* address the problem of validating mixed
> vocabularies.

Um, I know we've taken a lot of stick for releasing interim drafts
with less than pelucid prose, but I would have thought Chapter 4 of
the current PWD [1] makes it clear that _if_ I've understood you correctly 
in your use of the word 'vocabularies', XML Schema certainly does
address the problem, and I think solves it pretty well.  It certainly
addresses the question of how a document containing multiple
namespace-qualified information items can arrange for them to be
validated by independent, pre-existing schemas for those namespaces.


  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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