RE: Problem with .NET - Invalid particle derivation by restriction

From: Priscilla Walmsley <priscilla@walmsley.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 13:56:36 -0400
To: "'Henry S. Thompson'" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: "'Dare Obasanjo'" <dareo@microsoft.com>, "'Hugh Wallis'" <hugh_wallis@hyperion.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>, "'Rob Blake'" <robblake@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <002001c38f57\$da1b8830\$ef2efea9@WALMSLEYPH>
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Yes, of course - I see now.  So 2.2.2.1 might be more clear if it read:

"The particle whose term is this <sequence> has {max occurs} and {min
occurs} of 1."

Thanks,
Priscilla

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry S. Thompson [mailto:ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk]
> Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 1:44 PM
> To: Priscilla Walmsley
> Cc: 'Dare Obasanjo'; 'Hugh Wallis'; xmlschema-dev@w3.org; 'Rob Blake'
> Subject: Re: Problem with .NET - Invalid particle derivation
> by restriction
>
>
> "Priscilla Walmsley" <priscilla@walmsley.com> writes:
>
> > Hmmm.... I'm not sure that 2.2.2.1 is true.  The sequence
> _itself_ has
> > min/maxOccurs of 1, but the rule says:
> >
> > "The particle within which this <sequence> appears has {max
> occurs} and
> > {min occurs} of 1."
> >
> > The sequence in question is not within any particle, is it?
>  If not, I
> > don't see how the above sentence could be true.
>
> Well, the problem is interpreting the notation '<sequence>'.  I was
> interpreting it to mean the value of the {term} property of some
> Particle, and that it was that Particle which is referred to by the
> phrase "The particle within which this <sequence> appears"
>
> Consider this case:
>
> <sequence minOccurs="3" maxOccurs="5">
>  <element ref="peach"/>
>  <sequence>
>   <element ref="pear"/>
>   <element ref="plum"/>
>  </sequence>
> </sequence>
>
> It's clearly the internal sequence which is pointless, right?
>
> ht
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