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missing use case?

From: Francis Norton <francis@redrice.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 11:33:14 +0100
Message-ID: <3925186A.EA1C77B2@redrice.com>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
I am currently rewriting a non-XML proposal to use SOAP and XML Schema. 

While the tutorial is very useful neither it nor section 2 seem to have
been written with the very common use case of converting PC style
database structures into XML Schema.

By far the two most commonly specified properties of database fields,
after their types and names, are whether they are optional and the
maximum length of strings.

The tutorial is ambiguous about whether you can use the default
maxOccurs if you specify minOccurs="0".

There is no example of restricting a string's length to a maximum
length, which is a basic requirement in most PC applications involving
forms and databases, and I have not yet been able to get my attempts to
validate on the experimental validator.

Illustrating these two requirements would certainly help a large class
of potential users.

Thanks for all the good work -

Francis.
Received on Friday, 19 May 2000 06:34:51 UTC

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