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stale schema/dtd

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mirceamarkus
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the scenario is as follows: there is an schema/dtd online, which is used by the parsers to validated their documents. At one point one of the following happens: a bug is found in the schema/DTD or a new, unexpected element should be added in the document.

At this point the schema needs an updated. I guess this will impact all the standalone clients that have the schema locally cached, for example for being used in editors.
Is there a common practice for avoiding such schema modification scenarios? Phps by versioning the schema (different schema versions having different schema names). Or we should live with it, figers X-sed for users that have a cached snapshot of the schema

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mirceamarkus
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Anyone? Unsolvable problem? :)