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XML Schema Pt 1. Ed. 2 section 3.3.6 error - ref. to non-existent {prohibited substitutions} of element decl.

From: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 18:04:30 -0400
Message-ID: <452D6A6E.6090708@fgm.com>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

Regarding _XML_Schema_Part_1:_Structures_Second_Edition at

Section 3.3.6 refers to the {prohibited substitutions} property of an
element declaration:

   Schema Component Constraint: Substitution Group OK (Transitive)
     ... [an] element declaration (call it C) ...
       2.3 ... C's {prohibited substitutions} (if C is complex ...) ...

However, an element declaration has no {prohibited substitutions} property.
(Element declarations have {disallowed substitution}; complex type
definitions have {prohibited substitutions}.)

Evidentally, that text was supposed to read either:

   ... C's {type definition}'s {prohibited substitutions} ...


   ... C's {disallowed substitutions} ...

It seems that the former is the intended meaning (since C's {prohibited
substitutions} value is "passed in" as the blocking constraint when the
"Substitution Group OK (Transitive)" rule is invoked from the "Element
Sequence Locally Valid (Particle)" rule).

Also, where it says "if C is complex," shouldn't that be "if C's {type
definition} is complex"?

Daniel Barclay
Received on Wednesday, 11 October 2006 22:04:57 UTC

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