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Fwd: Re: Question: Enumerations in schema

From: Shivaram Mysore <shivarammysore@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 12:37:03 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20040812193703.87016.qmail@web51510.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-xkms@w3.org
Norm Walsh who is on the TAG [1] responded to this issue.
[1]  http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/

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/ Shivaram Mysore <shivarammysore@yahoo.com> was heard to say:
| I'm not a huge expert in XMLSchema, but my understanding is that
| enumeration values are literal. So if I use a different qualifier
| (or even no qualifier) it will fail strict validation.
| E.g. the snippet
| <xk:KeyUsage xmlns:xk="http://www.w3.org/2002/03/xkms#">xk:Signature</xk:KeyUsage>
| will fail, whereas
| <xk:KeyUsage xmlns:xkms="http://www.w3.org/2002/03/xkms#">xkms:Signature</xkms:KeyUsage>
| will succeed.

Well, Part 2 says:

  Validation Rule: enumeration valid

    A value in a ·value space· is facet-valid with respect to
    ·enumeration· if the value is one of the values specified in


  3.2.18 QName

    [Definition:] QName represents XML qualified names. The ·value
    space· of QName is the set of tuples {namespace name, local part},
    where namespace name is an anyURI and local part is an NCName. The
    ·lexical space· of QName is the set of strings that ·match· the
    QName production of [Namespaces in XML].

Which I interpret to mena that the values given in the enumeration are
(uri,localname) pairs and the matching is done against (uri,localname)
pairs in the document being validated. I don't think the prefixes come
into play.

| I think KeyBindingStatus will also have the same problem.
| Am I misunderstanding XMLSchema? If not - do we really need to
| enumerate these values in the schema?

I can't answer either of those questions :-), but I think the
enumeration you're using *should* do the logically correct thing with
respect to qnames in the document being validated.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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