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Re: is processContents="lax" recursive ?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 30 Aug 2002 08:44:52 +0100
To: Tom Moog <tmoog@sarvega.com>
Cc: "'xmlschema-dev@w3.org'" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bvg5srdsb.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

Tom Moog <tmoog@sarvega.com> writes:

> Hello,
> Suppose one is validating an element P (parent) which is
> xs:any with processContent="lax".
> Suppose P contains an immediate child C which itself
> has an immediate child GC (grandchild).
> Suppose C is not recognized and cannot be validated.
> Suppose GC is defined and can be validated.
> My reading of the spec is that under these circumstnaces
> C should be validated against the ur-type.  It is not clear
> to me whether the laxness is applied recursively to GC.

Since the ur-type's content model is made up of xs:any with PC lax, GC 
will be processed properly.

> Under these circumstances should a validator attempt to
> validate GC or should it skip validation of the contents of
> C since it has no knowledge of the type of C ?

The former.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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