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[Bug 10235] New: ID/IDREF constraints for complex types with simple content

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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:17:37 +0000
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           Summary: ID/IDREF constraints for complex types with simple
           Product: XML Schema
           Version: 1.0/1.1 both
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Structures: XSD Part 1
        AssignedTo: David_E3@VERIFONE.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
                CC: cmsmcq@blackmesatech.com

Both in 1.0 and 1.1, when elements have a complex type with simple content and
the simple content type is xs:ID or xs:IDREF, they do not generate entries in
the ID/IDREF table, and their "IDness" is therefore ignored.

See Part 1, section "ID/IDREF Table", rule 2 of the definition of
"eligible item set".

This is highly counter-intuitive; if an existing schema has an element <ssid>
serving as an xs:ID value, then one would not expect that evolving the schema
to allow the <ssid> element to have an attribute should silently eliminate the
uniqueness checking of the element's content. 

Another argument: if the user didn't intend the content to be checked for
uniqueness, why would they specify its type as xs:ID?

It seems we fixed the corresponding bug for key/keyref/unique in 1.1, but did
not fix it for ID/IDREF.

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