Can anyone help me out by clarifying what the correct behavior should be for an XSD validator in the prescence of xs:any?

Imagine I had the following schema:


And the following XML:



What should the correct behavior be here regarding the validation of s:other given my specification of processContents="skip"? I'm not quite entirely sure of what the XSD specification implies. My initial understanding would've been that the validator should not try to actually validate anything fitting in the xs:any section, just verify that it is indeed valid XML. However, this seems not to be the case, at least for the .NET XmlValidatingReader, which reports:

Error: Could not find schema information for the
element ''.
An error occurred at file:///C:/temp/test.xml(4, 5).

The message obviously points out that I haven't given any schema information for s:other, but my question goes towards the why I should have to do it? If I was using skip?

So I'm probably misunderstanding how things are supposed to work, and I'd love it if someone would point me out in the right direction...

Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia. Sr. PFE at Microsoft.