[oXygen-user] Validate and Validate with …

Sorin Ristache sorin at sync.ro
Fri Oct 7 07:07:52 CDT 2011


The difference is explained by the different XML Schema processor 
applied by the "Validate with" action. The "Validate" action applies the 
XML Schema processor set in the user preferences (if the user sets a 
processor explicitly in the Options -> Preferences dialog) or the 
default XML Schema processor which is Xerces. From your error message I 
think you set Saxon EE as the default XML Schema validation engine from 
Options -> Preferences -> XML -> XML Parser -> Saxon EE Validation. The 
"Validate with" action uses always the Xerces processor instead of 
applying the same user preferences as the "Validate" action. We will 
correct this problem in the next version so that you get the same errors 
with the two validation actions.

The modsCluster.xsd schema seems valid and I think Xerces is right when 
it reports no validation errors on this schema. I validated this schema 
with both processors and the difference between the two results is the 
one that you reported. I will ask on the Saxon user mailing list why 
Saxon reports the xlink:simpleLink validation error. It could be a bug 
in the Saxon processor or it could be a different interpretation of the 
XML Schema specification.


Jens Østergaard Petersen wrote:
> Hi,
> I am sure I am just missing something obvious, but here goes!
> I have a document like 
> <http://kjc-fs2.kjc.uni-heidelberg.de:8600/exist/apps/tamboti/modules/search/source.xql?id=uuid-b0de7aeb-c208-4290-8466-1bb0d9af5172&clean=yes>
> When I simply "Validate" this, that is click the red checkmark, I get 
> SystemID: http://cluster-schemas.uni-hd.de/modsCluster.xsd
> Main validation file: /Users/jens/Desktop/Untitled1.xml
> Schema: http://cluster-schemas.uni-hd.de/modsCluster.xsd
> Engine name: Saxon-EE
> Severity: fatal
> Description: The attributeGroup {simpleLink} is referenced, but has not been declared
> Start location: 1051:0
> The MODS schema in question references the XLink schema which declares the xlink:simpleLink attributeGroup, but the link to the XLink schema is obviously not de-referenced.
> However, when I choose "Validate with …" by clicking on the arrow to the right of the checkmark and feed the schemaLocation contained in the MODS document (namely, <http://cluster-schemas.uni-hd.de/modsCluster.xsd>), the document validates. In this case then, the XLink schema must be referenced.
> What explains this difference?
> When I open the schema at <http://cluster-schemas.uni-hd.de/modsCluster.xsd>, the XLink schema is also not de-referenced.
> Best,
> Jens
> oXygen 13.0 on Max OS X 10.6.8.

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