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Re: What is ur-definition ?

From: Michael Anderson <michael@research.canon.com.au>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:55:20 +1100
Message-ID: <3A909928.31AAD365@research.canon.com.au>
To: Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
Cc: XMLSchema Developer <xmlschemadev@hotmail.com>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org

Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com wrote:

> >From [1] in the specification:
> "[Definition:]  A distinguished ur-type definition is present in each XML
> Schema, serving as the root of the type definition hierarchy for that
> schema. The ur-type definition, whose name is anyType, has the unique
> characteristic that it can function as a complex or a simple type
> definition, according to context. Specifically, restrictions of the
> ur-type definition can themselves be either simple or complex type
> definitions."

??? Is this right?  I thought anyType can function as a complex type _only_,
not a simpleType.   The rest of the specs seems to imply that the definition
might be "The ur-type definition, whose complexType name is anyType and whose
simpleType name is anySimpleType, has the unique characteristic .... ".  Or am
I not fully understanding the functionality of anyType and anySimpleType.
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