[OAI-implementers] Schema for Vanilla XML?

Simeon Warner simeon.warner at cornell.edu
Tue Oct 6 09:27:32 EDT 2009

Hi Tony,

We have dealt with this in the context of exchanging ORE resource maps via 
OAI-PMH [1]. One can create a schema that says that inside a wrapper element 
then content need only be well-formed and not accord to a schema. You can see 
this in the schema for RDF content:


which defines an <RDF> wrapper element and says that the content is:

<sequence maxOccurs="unbounded">
   <any namespace="##any" processContents="lax"/>


[1] http://www.openarchives.org/ore/1.0/discovery#OAI_PMH

Hammond, Tony wrote:
> Hi:
> Pardon me as this is probably a very dumb question. But how might one send
> vanilla XML (either with DTD or without - but no schema) as an OAI-PMH
> metadata record? That is, to use OAI-PMH as a delivery mechanism for
> arbitary XML.
> Is there any generic schema-based XML wrapper that could be used? Or could
> the XML be sent as oai_dc property? Or might there be some other way to
> approach this?
> Cheers,
> Tony
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