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RE: Feature incompatiblity in XML Schema 1.0

From: Matthew Fuchs <mattfuchs@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 18:36:31 -0800
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: "Don Box" <dbox@microsoft.com>, <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>, "Ashok Malhotra" <ashokma@microsoft.com>, "Martin Gudgin" <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, "Allen Brown" <allenbr@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <MNELKPFAIFJKHNJLJDOICEMPCPAA.mattfuchs@earthlink.net>

Ah, OK.  I was pointing out that I didn't think your schema should be
allowed because it could break in the way I specified - in other words, I
would not want your schema to be legal because mine clearly wasn't.  I
didn't go the extra step of putting the substitutionGroup affiliation in
another schema so that the breakage would only occur in the instance, as I
did with the multiple substitutionGroup case, but it works about the same.

I still don't get why this kind of thing is desireable.


-----Original Message-----
From: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk [mailto:ht@inf.ed.ac.uk]On Behalf Of Henry S.
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 2:56 AM
To: Matthew Fuchs
Cc: Don Box; www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org; Ashok Malhotra; Martin
Gudgin; Allen Brown
Subject: Re: Feature incompatiblity in XML Schema 1.0

The schema docs as I posted them, without your additions, were legal,
because in the corresponding schema a) the
restriction accepted the same content as the base and b) it conformed
to the current by-cases restriction rules.  Your additions broke this,
by a) causing the restriction to accept more and b) breaking the
explicit by-cases rules.

In haste,

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