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RE: C type array and struct

From: Ayalew Kassahun <A.Kassahun@InfoRay.NL>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 14:02:51 +0100
Message-ID: <7FAFD1931B62D411B2890050BAB19FB13C7CD9@ms1.inforay.nl>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Thnaks Jeff,

I think you are write that the only way of specifying unnamed sub elements
is the <any> element in the schema. But I think this is a series shortcoming
in the present schema.

Does anyone out there know if this is an issue for the next schema spec. 

regards,
Ayalew



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Rafter [mailto:jeffrafter@definedweb.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 7:24 PM
> To: Ayalew Kassahun
> Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
> Subject: Re: C type array and struct
> 
> 
> Ayalew,
> 
> > <xsd:complexType name="MyClass">
> >      <xsd:sequence>
> >          <xsd:element type="MyElement" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
> >      <xsd:sequence>
> >      <xsd:attribute name="length" type="xsd:int">
> >  </xsd:complexType>
> 
> In order to have the<xsd:element> tag you must provide a name 
> or a ref [1].
> The only other way I could suggest otherwise, is to utilize an "<any>"
> element instead of an "<element>" element.  Then you could 
> still constrain
> the occurences without a specific name.
> 
> >  The number of elements is given by the 'length' attribute.
> 
> I don't think this is possible in this version of XML Schemas 
> (though I may
> stand correction).  I think that you would have to apply this 
> later in the
> application.  In general this is a rule based approach-- in 
> XML Schemas you
> cannot constrain an element's declaration through an instance 
> attribute
> (except maybe xsi:type).
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#declare-element (section 1.3)
> 
> Good Luck,
> Jeff Rafter
> Defined Systems
> http://www.defined.net
> 
> 
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