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Is anySimpleType a valid Simple Type Definition?

From: Liam Mullan <mullan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 11:48:57 +0100
Message-ID: <3CBAB019.8060007@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

stop me if you've heard this one before but...

I'm trying to model XMLSchema. As such I have a model of SimpleType 
definition as described in the spec.

My problem is that, (according to my interpretation anyway), 
anySimpleType is supposed to be an instance of Simple Type Definition, 
and yet the former does not seem to be a valid member of the domain 
described by the latter.

Specifically, a value for the 'variety' property of Simple Type 
Definition is required according to the spec, and the valid values for 
this property are described as one of {atomic, list, union}. In the case 
of anySimpleType however, the value of the variety property is 'absent'.

  In addition, the domain of the 'fundamental facets' property of Simple 
Type Definition is described as 'the set of fundamental facets and their 
values', yet no value is given for this property in the case of 

Any thoughts much appreciated,


Liam Mullan MINT group
Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester,
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 6270 Fax: +44 (0)161 275 6280
email: mullan@cs.man.ac.uk
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