Lemma 66.7.3. Let $S$ be a scheme. Let $f : Y \to X$ be a flat morphism of algebraic spaces over $S$. Let $x, x' \in |X|$ and assume $x' \leadsto x$, i.e., $x$ is a specialization of $x'$. Assume the pair $(X, x')$ satisfies the equivalent conditions of Lemma 66.4.5 (for example if $X$ is decent, $X$ is quasi-separated, or $X$ is representable). Then for every $y \in |Y|$ with $f(y) = x$, there exists a point $y' \in |Y|$, $y' \leadsto y$ with $f(y') = x'$.
Proof. (The parenthetical statement holds by the definition of decent spaces and the implications between the different separation conditions mentioned in Section 66.6.) Choose a scheme $V$ and a surjective étale morphism $V \to Y$. Choose $v \in V$ mapping to $y$. Then we see that it suffices to prove the lemma for $V \to X$. Thus we may assume $Y$ is a scheme. Choose a scheme $U$ and a surjective étale morphism $U \to X$. Choose $u \in U$ mapping to $x$. By Lemma 66.7.2 we may choose $u' \leadsto u$ mapping to $x'$. By Properties of Spaces, Lemma 64.4.3 we may choose $z \in U \times _ X Y$ mapping to $y$ and $u$. Thus we reduce to the case of the flat morphism of schemes $U \times _ X Y \to U$ which is Morphisms, Lemma 29.25.9. $\square$
Post a comment
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.
In your comment you can use Markdown and LaTeX style mathematics (enclose it like
$\pi$). A preview option is available if you wish to see how it works out (just click on the eye in the toolbar).
All contributions are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.