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Re: Schema Question: Attributes

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 10 Mar 2000 09:50:15 +0000
To: Michael Anderson <michael@research.canon.com.au>
Cc: xml <xml-dev@xml.org>, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bem9jm9wo.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Michael Anderson <michael@research.canon.com.au> writes:

> Does the use of xsi:type in an instance allow the derived type's
> attributes to appear in the markup, or is only the derived content model
> allowed?  For example.
> 
> In the XML Schema Document
> <element name="A" type="AType" />
> 
> <complexType name="AType">
>   <attribute name="attrA" type = "NCName" />
> </complexType>
> 
> <complexType name="BType" base="AType" derivedBy="extension">
>   <attribute name="attrB" type = "NCName" />
> </complexType>
> 
> In the XML Instance Document
> <A xsi:type="BType" attrA="someName" attrB="someOtherName" />
> 
> Is this okay?  Or is only attrA allowed?

It's OK.  When xsi:type is provided and its value is allowed, the type 
definition it resolves to is used to schema-validate the whole element 
information item, that is, attributes and content.

ht
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