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Meta-Schema Help!

From: Rahul Premraj <RPremraj@bournemouth.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 17:36:23 -0000
Message-ID: <5DA146E1E559B341A0C85AB49E01F222054832EC@tamar.bournemouth.ac.uk>
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
I wonder if anyone has experience in constructing a meta-schema or a
I wish to build a meta-schema containing various data types and
components which would shape up a form schema. This schema would
obviously differ from one form to another. Lastly, I would have an
instance document which would contain the values for the respective form
To exemplify what I wish to implement - 
At the top-most level - i.e. metaschema level, I would have the
following global elements
Form, checkboxes, radiobuttons, textfield, combobox and listbox
Then, on the schema level, I shape up my form using the above available
components only. Here I should also be able to define the data type of
the field. So I could have -
Name - textfield having data type string
Age - textfield having data type integer
Gender - radio button having options Male or Female
Education - listbox containing options School and University
Join Mailing List - a checkbox
And finally - I would have an instance document which will only have
values in it as below
Any guidance in creating such a three-tier xml package would be much
Many thanks,
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