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Re: XML Schemas

From: Sean Morris <semorris@cisco.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 10:29:27 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3CFB7CED.4090204@cisco.com>
To: asirv@webmethods.com
CC: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Asir,

Thanks for the union idea.  This accomplishes exactly what I want.  The 
actual syntax for allowing 1-5 and 10-15 is

<simpleType name="T1">
    <union>
           <simpleType>
                  <restriction base:"int">
                        <minInclusive="1"/>
                        <maxInclusive="5"/>
                   </restriction>
            </simpleType>
           <simpleType>
                  <restriction base:"int">
                        <minInclusive="10"/>
                        <maxInclusive="15"/>
                   </restriction>
            </simpleType>
    </union>
</simpletype>

Thanks,
Sean

Asir S Vedamuthu wrote:

>mm .. For some reasons, I thought that we have this capability in 1.0 But,
>now I am confused. Here is what I had in my mind,
>
><simpleType name="discreteInt">
>	<union>
>		<simpleType>
>			<restriction base="int">
>				<enumeration value="0"/>
>			</restriction>
>		</simpleType>
>	</union>
>	<union>
>		<simpleType>
>			<restriction base="int">
>				<minInclusive value="5"/>
>				<maxInclusive value="7"/>
>			</restriction>
>		</simpleType>
>	</union>
>	<union>
>		<simpleType>
>			<restriction base="int">
>				<minInclusive value="10"/>
>				<maxInclusive value="15"/>
>			</restriction>
>		</simpleType>
>	</union>
></simpleType>
>
>Asir
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org
>[mailto:xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
>noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
>Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 2:36 PM
>To: Sean Morris (by way of "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen"
><<semorris@cisco.com<semorris>); xmlschema-dev@w3.org
>Subject: Re: XML Schemas
>
>
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>
>Sean Morris suggests (on the schema comments list...I've moved here so we
>can discuss):
>
>>>Add support for defining multiple ranges for integers.
>>>For example an integer element can be 0, 5-7, 10-15, etc.
>>>
>
>Sean:  there are many such capabilities that we might consider adding to
>what is already a complex spec.  Each such feature is a bit more for users
>to learn and understand, a bit more to model in components, and more for
>which to write test cases.  So, we usually try to make the case that a new
>feature is either of great use to a broad range of users, or more rarely,
>of very great importance to a smaller set of users.   Do you have
>implementation experience to suggest that multiple ranges meets an 80/20 or
>90/10 cut?
>
>Also:  we have to think about the rules for refinement.  Can:
>
>      Integer [5-10, 11-15]
>
>      be refined to
>
>      Integer [7-12]?
>
>Keep in mind that integer is a subtype of decimal and presumably:
>
>      Decimal [5.0-10.0, 11.0-15.0]
>
>      is not a refinement of
>
>      Decimal [7.0-12.0]?  (this allows 10.5 and the base type does not?
>
>Is the component representation of
>
>      Integer [5-10, 11-15]
>
>      distinct from
>
>      Integer [5-15]?
>
>One thing we've all learned in doing schemas is that there is rarely such a
>thing as a simple, cheap, or safe feature.  Can you make the case that the
>need for the feature request is sufficiently urgent that the moderate
>additional complexity is justified?  Many thanks.
>
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>                      Sean Morris
>                      <semorris@cisco.com> (by           To:       W3C XML
>Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
>                      way of "C. M.                      cc:       (bcc:
>Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
>                      Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq          Subject:  XML
>Schemas
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>                      05/30/2002 08:38 PM
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>Add support for defining multiple ranges for integers.  For example an
>integer element can be 0, 5-7, 10-15, etc.
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>Thanks,
>Sean
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