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Re: xsd:sequence

From: Martin Gudgin <marting@develop.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 21:32:15 +0100
Message-ID: <004901c00177$c07e42d0$0100a8c0@arbitrary>
To: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Liz,

The reason that the order of elements in a schema determines the order in
which they must appear in an instance is that ( for elementOnly complexTypes
and model group definitions at least ) there is an implicit

    <sequence minOccurs='1' maxOccurs='1'>

around all the particles.

This is described in XML Schema Part 1 - Section 4.3.3 Complex Type
Defintion Schema Component, content type, 4.2. URL[1] below will get you
close to the relevant paragraph.

Regards

Martin Gudgin
DevelopMentor



[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#declare-type




----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Castro" <lcastro@cookwood.com>
To: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 9:15 PM
Subject: xsd:sequence


> It seems that the order of elements as they appear in the schema
determines
> the order in which they must appear in an instance.
>
> If that is true, what is the point of xsd:sequence?
>
> Thanks,
> Liz
>
> P.S. And does it matter whether I post to xml-schema-comments, or
> xml-schema-dev? Is the latter by invitation only? I don't want to be a
> pest.
>
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