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RE: Make more use of {base type definition}

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 22:35:37 -0000
To: "'Pete Cordell'" <petexmldev@tech-know-ware.com>, <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>, <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>
Message-ID: <019f01c84e58$f65763b0$6401a8c0@turtle>

> In "Complex Type Definition with simple content Schema 
> Component" of 3.4.2 and possibly other places, the text 
> repeatedly uses the phrase:
>     The type definition .resolved. to by the .actual value. 
> of the base [attribute]
> which {base type definition} is defined to be.

I guess the only danger is inadvertent recursion. When you define how one
property of a schema component is derived from the XML representation,
referring to other properties of the same component carries the risk that
the definitions will be cyclic. But there are plenty of places where it's
done anyway, I suspect.

Michael Kay
Received on Thursday, 3 January 2008 22:35:58 UTC

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