We belive that XMLSpy is in error. Its getting confused because
two different schemaLocaions are being used for the same namespace.
The XMLSpy developers, as I understand it, insist their intrepreation
of the spec is correct and that the instances are in error.
Last time I tried, Xerces validates documents like this. Xerces
is the defalut validating parser for the oXygen XML editor, which
is much nicer than the last version of XMLSpy I used.
On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 04:54:02PM -0800, Marsha Maguire wrote:
> Hi, all,
> This is a *very* basic question (a few of us are working on a METS pilot
> project and are sort of learning as we go), but has anyone experienced
> XMLSpy validation problems when MODS is used to provide descriptive
> metadata in a METS document? At the top of my METS document, I refer to the
> namespaces for METS and MODS, along with some other namespaces, and I add
> the schema location info for METS and MODS:
> <mets:mets xmlns:mets="http://www.loc.gov/METS/"
> xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xmlns="http://www.loc.gov/mix/"
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/mets.xsd http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3
> Have I done anything illegal here? I'm hand encoding a test record, and
> XMLSpy OKs it as well formed, but it doesn't validate. Instead, XMLSpy
> opens mods-3-0.xsd and, with the cursor on line 5, which is the xsd:import
> statement of the W3 namespace for XLink and the schema location statement
> for the xlink.xsd schema at the LC MODS site, gives the error message:
> This file is not valid: Unable to load schema with target namespace
> 'http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink' from
> Does the schema location need to refer to the same URI the one stated in
> the namespace for XLink? I'm sure there's no problem with the MODS schema,
> so I must be missing something or stating something incorrectly (and I'll
> be mortified when someone tells me how basic the error I made is).
> Many thanks and have a good weekend.
> Marsha Maguire
> Manuscripts and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
> University of Washington Libraries
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