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RE: Conditional contents of an element based on an attribute. XSD

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 14:00:07 -0000
To: "'Mads Aagaard'" <Mads.Aagaard@statkraft.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1EZ7Xq-00037t-QY@maggie.w3.org>
This question comes up a lot. It can't be done in XML Schema, unless you
change the name of the controlling attribute to "xsi:type".
 
Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/


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From: xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Mads Aagaard
Sent: 07 November 2005 09:59
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Subject: Conditional contents of an element based on an attribute. XSD



Hi

 

I am writing a XSD for a specified XML format. In my XML files I have an
element "Job" with an attribute "type". Based on the "type" attribute, I
want the contents of the "Job" element to differ. E.g.

 

<Job type="Normal">

            <El1>...</El1>

<El2>...</El2>

</Job>

<Job type="Boring">

            <El1>...</El1>

            <El2>...</El">

            <El3>...</El3>

</Job>

<Job type="Exiting">

            <El1>...</El1>

            <El2>...</El2>

            <El3>...</El3>

            <El4>...</El4>

</Job>

 

How do I specify this in my XSD?

 

Hope you guys can help!

 

Mads

            
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