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Re: Detecting of schema errors

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 09:23:51 +0200
Message-ID: <3B36E707.30838A6F@dyomedea.com>
To: Mike_Leditschke@nemmco.com.au
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Hi,

Mike_Leditschke@nemmco.com.au wrote:
> 
> I have the following two definitions in a schema. You'll notice the
> second is using a hyphen not an underscore as per the pattern.
> 
>      <xsd:simpleType name="ReleaseIdentifier">
>           <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
>                <xsd:pattern value="r[0-9]*|r[0-9]*_[a-z][0-9]*"/>
>           </xsd:restriction>
>      </xsd:simpleType>
> 
>      <xsd:simpleType name="r3">
>           <xsd:restriction base="ReleaseIdentifier">
>                <xsd:enumeration value="r3-e3"/>
>           </xsd:restriction>
>      </xsd:simpleType>
> 
> Should the parser flag an error when loading the schema, or only
> when validating an instance based on a schema using r3?

Actually, the recommendation says that that the tools "may" report an
error in this case.

More precisely:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlschema-2-20010502/datatypes.html#rf-enumeration

4.3.5.5 Constraints on enumeration Schema Components

Schema Component Constraint: enumeration valid restriction 
It is an ˇerrorˇ if any member of {value} is not in the ˇvalue spaceˇ of
{base type definition}. 

And the definition of ˇerrorˇ is:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlschema-2-20010502/datatypes.html#dt-error

[Definition:]  error 
A violation of the rules of this specification; results are undefined.
Conforming software ˇmayˇ detect and report an error and ˇmayˇ recover
from it. 

> Both XMLSpy 4.0b1 and XSV happily ignore the error as far as the
> schema is concerned.
> 
> XMLSpy reports an error when validating an instance even if the value
> "r3-e3" is provided, saying that it doesn't match the regular expression.
> 
> XSV is happy provided the instance uses the string "r3-e3" and doesn't
> report the value as violating the regular expression. Is this a bug? I
> recall
> that regular expressions were not supported in XSV a while back but
> they are not mentioned in the "Not Implemented yet" section of the
> latest status page.

They "might" report it, but since it's considered to be "a violation of
the rules of this specification" which "results are undefined", I guess
that everything is acceptable !

Eric

PS: I find it rather weird to explicitly define than results are
undefined. 
> Any help much appreciated.
> 
> Regards
> Michael
> 
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