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[Bug 5664] Should attribute xsi:type be an allowed field in an identity constraint

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 22:09:31 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5664

           Summary: Should attribute xsi:type be an allowed field in an
                    identity constraint
           Product: XML Schema
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Structures: XSD Part 1
        AssignedTo: cmsmcq@w3.org
        ReportedBy: katrina.griffith@ge.com
         QAContact: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org


Would someone please clarify why the following unique constraint should not
work? It seems to me that it should work and that this may be a bug.  

sample constraint:

<xs:element name="ListNode" type="ListType" minOccurs="0">
  <xs:unique name="Constraint1">
    <xs:selector xpath="./Item"/>
    <xs:field xpath="@address"/>
    <xs:field xpath="@xsi:type"/>                    
  </xs:unique>
</xs:element>

In the sample xml that follows, I am expecting validation errors because more
than one Item node of the same xsi:type share the same address value.  

sample xml:

<RootNode xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="TestSchema.xsd"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
        <ListNode>
                <Item xsi:type="SpecificItemType1" address="1" file="file1.xml"
name="Item1"/>
                <Item xsi:type="SpecificItemType1" address="1" file="file2.xml"
name="Item2"/>
                <Item xsi:type="SpecificItemType2" address="1" file="file3.xml"
name="Item3"/>
        </ListNode>
</RootNode>

Here is the full schema representation.

sample xsd:

<xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
xmlns:cs="TestSchema.xsd" elementFormDefault="qualified"
attributeFormDefault="unqualified">
   <xs:simpleType name="AddressType1">
     <xs:restriction base="xs:int">
        <xs:minInclusive value="1"/>
        <xs:maxInclusive value="254"/>
     </xs:restriction>
   </xs:simpleType>
   <xs:simpleType name="AddressType2">
     <xs:restriction base="xs:int">
        <xs:minInclusive value="0"/>
        <xs:maxInclusive value="655519"/>
     </xs:restriction>
   </xs:simpleType>
   <xs:complexType name="AListType">
     <xs:sequence>
        <xs:element name="Item" type="AbstractItemType" minOccurs="0"
maxOccurs="32"/>
     </xs:sequence>
   </xs:complexType>
   <xs:complexType name="AbstractItemType" abstract="true">             
      <xs:attribute name="name" type="xs:string" use="required"/>
      <xs:attribute name="file" type="xs:string" use="required"/>               
   </xs:complexType>
   <xs:complexType name="SpecificItemType1">            
      <xs:complexContent>
        <xs:extension base="AbstractItemType">
           <xs:attribute name="address" type="AddressType1" use="required"/>
        </xs:extension>
      </xs:complexContent>
   </xs:complexType>
   <xs:complexType name="SpecificItemType2">            
     <xs:complexContent>
        <xs:extension base="AbstractItemType">
           <xs:attribute name="address" type="AddressType2" use="required"/>
        </xs:extension>
     </xs:complexContent>
   </xs:complexType>
  <xs:element name="RootNode">
    <xs:complexType>
        <xs:sequence>
            <xs:element name="ListNode" type="AListType" minOccurs="0">
                <xs:unique name="Constraint1">
                    <xs:selector xpath="./Item"/>
                    <xs:field xpath="@address"/>  
                    <xs:field xpath="@xsi:type"/>
                </xs:unique>
             </xs:element>
         </xs:sequence>
       </xs:complexType>
    </xs:element>
</xs:schema>
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