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RE: Extension of Simple Types

From: Michael Zoratti <m.zoratti@nortelnetworks.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 11:43:42 -0400
Message-ID: <CEDFCAE711ADD4118B030008C7E674A41CA522@nbrwd469.ca.nortel.com>
To: "'ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk'" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: "'www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Thanks You Again. Final Question

Will the ability to extend Enumerations be something
the Schema Definition Language will support in the future?

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk [mailto:ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk]
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To: Zoratti, Michael [ATWL:C01P:EXCH]
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Subject: Re: Extension of Simple Types


"Michael Zoratti" <m.zoratti@nortelnetworks.com> writes:

>  I appreciate you response. 
> 
> The definition in the Schema Primer (October 2000) states that
> "Elements in a substitution group must have the same type as the head
element,
> 
> or they can have a type that has been derived from the head element's
type"
> 
> Now I understand that the simpleTypes I define OrderState and
> NewOrderState (in the example in my document) are two separate types.
> But they are two simpleTypes both based on strings. The fact that they are
> both
> based on strings, can this be a loose example of the definition above.

No, sorry.

> On a minor note, my schemas do validate using XML SPY 3.5, but then
> that could be an oversight by XMLSpy. Bottom line if it violates the
> Specification, then it should be incorrect.  Based on my above
> statements, does it violate the Specification.

Yes.

> If it violates the Specification, then I could also do something like
this:
> 
> <element name="BaseState" type="string"/>
> 
> <element name="State" type="sa:OrderState"
substitutionGroup="sa:BaseState"/>
> <element name="NewState" type="sa:NewOrderState"
> substitutionGroup="sa:BaseState"/>

Yes, that will work.

ht
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