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Re: R-117: pfianyTypeLax: Problem with processContents for the ur-type

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 17 Sep 2002 11:51:34 +0100
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bofaw51op.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> writes:

> Hi Noah,
> > Dumb question: if you really want the version with "skip", how do
> > you get it? Thanks.
> Was that question addressed to me? If I understood what Henry was
> saying correctly, there'd be two types, xs:anyType (with 'skip'
> validation) and xs:defaultType [made up name] (with 'lax' validation).

To minimize backward incompatibility, actually the proposal is to have

  xs:urType, with processContents='skip'
  xs:anyType, with processContents='lax' (as now)

> If you wanted 'skip' validation for the content of a particular
> element, you'd do:

>   <xs:element name="foo" type="xs:anyType" />

<xs:element name="foo" type="xs:urType" />

> If you wanted 'lax' validation for the content of that element you'd
> do:
>   <xs:element name="foo" type="xs:defaultType" />

<xs:element name="foo" type="xs:anyType" />

> or just:
>   <xs:element name="foo" />


> But I might have misunderstood; this might not be what Henry had in
> mind.

All but the names.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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