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unconsistent union of patterns

From: michael coburn <miccob087@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 23:58:43 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <20020504035832.77855.qmail@web20505.mail.yahoo.com>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

I am trying to figure out a modelization of email address validation with schemas.

For example I use:

<xsd:simpleType name="EmailAddrType">
  <xsd:union memberTypes="comType  orgType notabcomType"/>

  <xsd:simpleType name="EmailType">
    <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
      <xsd:pattern value="[a-zA-Z]{1,}\@[a-zA-Z]{1,}\.[a-zA-Z]{1,}"/>

  <xsd:simpleType name="notabcomType">
    <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
      <xsd:pattern value="^a\@b\.com"/>

  <xsd:simpleType name="comType">
    <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
      <xsd:pattern value="[a-zA-Z]{1,}\@[a-zA-Z]{1,}\.com"/>

<xsd:simpleType name="orgType">
    <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
      <xsd:pattern value="[a-zA-Z]{1,}\@[a-zA-Z]{1,}\.org"/>


1)  It could be quite time consuming to define all the valid email extensions: org, com, edu, gov, net ....
Is there a way to base a pattern on another one?
For example comType is a subset of EmailType, how could I define this?

2) let's talk about comType and notabcomType (not sure about the writing of notabcomType) but let's assume it carries the interpretation of : a@b.com is not accepted, please correct my syntax,
What is the syntax (if any) of comType union orgType but notabcomType, The one I am struggling with is the "but".

If you write the way I did in the example modulo the syntax issue, the system has no way of finding that the semantic interpretation of notabcomType is inconsistent with the semantic interpretation of comType. Am I right?

3) Do you see a better way to do what I want to do?

Cheers, Mike


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