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[Bug 10662] New: Should IDREFS and ENTITIES be magic types?

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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 15:42:55 +0000
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           Summary: Should IDREFS and ENTITIES be magic types?
           Product: XML Schema
           Version: 1.1 only
          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

It seems that in XSD 1.1:

* There is no magic associated with the type xs:IDREFS; it behaves exactly the
same as any other type defined as a list of IDREF values

* But there is magic associated with the type xs:ENTITIES. In a user-defined
type declared as a list of ENTITY values, the ENTITY values are not validated
against the known set of unparsed entities; but in a value of type ENTITIES,
they are.

This asymmetry seems wrong. Any type declared as a list of ENTITY should have
the semantics currently associated with xs:ENTITIES.

This can be achieved by changing validation rule String Valid (3.16.4): delete
rule 3.2, and add "or constructed" after "is validly derived".

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