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Re: Can a Global Element have a minOccurs and maxOccurs?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 29 Oct 2001 08:22:12 +0000
To: Eddie Robertsson <eddie@allette.com.au>
Cc: David Spriet <infostring@yahoo.com>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b668y7t57.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Eddie Robertsson <eddie@allette.com.au> writes:

> > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> > <schema xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
> > xmlns:test="http://test.com/test"
> > targetNamespace="http://test.com/test" >
> >
> >   <element name="test" type="string" minOccurs="2"
> > maxOccurs="4"/>
> >
> > </schema
> >
> > Some people tell me yes and others say no.  I tested
> > it against IBM's XML Schema validator and it says yes.
> 
> The people saying no would be correct.
> The Primer says (at the end of the table) [1]:
> 
> "Note that neither minOccurs, maxOccurs, nor use may appear in the
> declarations of global elements and attributes."
> 
> I'm not sure where this is stated in [2]

It's not in the prose of [2], probably should be -- it's in the schema 
for schemas, which forbids min/maxOccurs on top-level <element>.

ht

> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-0/#OccurrenceConstraints
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1
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