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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: validation of config during build (Was: Re: sitemap validation is broken)
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2003 09:20:47 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Well, I thought I made it clear : although I've not considered the 
> technical details now, I would like to integrate schema-driven syntax 
> checks (I avoid the ambiguous "validation" word) _inside_ the 
> treeprocessor (i.e. at sitemap load-time) to be sure that the sitemap is 
> correct since we cannot assume each user will perform pre-runtime checks.
> The technical details I'm referring to are how we can get meaninful 
> messages from schema-driven syntax check, so that we can display them to 
> the user.
> The benefits of this approach are IMO mutiple :
> - runtime checks, offline checks and schema-driven editors use a single 
> definition of the sitemap grammar,
> - since this grammar becomes an integral part of the sitemap engine, it 
> ensures its consistency and long-term maintainance.
> Deal ?

Yes, but only if the sitemap RNG schema stops trying to validate the 
component parameters and accepts transparently what is given in a 
namespace which is not the sitemap's.

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