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RE: Pattern constraint on string content of complexType having attribute and choice

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 08:09:50 +0100
To: "'Wyatt Barton'" <hiddenharvest@yahoo.com>, "'Jeni Tennison'" <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1BvDxS-0005xL-Gw@frink.w3.org>

> By our requirements, it is crucial that the character
> data beween the <target_Type> tags *must* be RegEx-
> valid. I'm unsure how we could implement pipelining
> in an automated way, except at the data-entry side.
> Our instance docs are intended to be "first-class
> objects" on the Web, and I see no way currently to
> invoke a proprietary second-step validator during
> the course of browser retrieval of an XML doc. Any
> suggestions -- from anyone -- would be most welcome.

Surely the only reason to invoke validity checking at the time of reading a
document is if you don't trust the supplier of the document to have done it
at the time of publishing? But you are the supplier of the document, so I
can't see why you want to do this.

Michael Kay
Received on Thursday, 12 August 2004 11:41:22 UTC

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