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RE: XML schema for ordinal/nominal variables

From: Moog, Thomas H <thomas.h.moog@intel.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 11:06:36 -0400
Message-ID: <93EBD06E7FC53940A911468FF9BBAD7D6BA2E3@hdsmsx412.amr.corp.intel.com>
To: "Christian Setzkorn" <christian@setzkorn.eu>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>

Why not use

  <xs:restriction base=xs:string >
    <xs:enumeration value="1 male" />
    <xs:enumeration value="2 female" />
  </xs:restriction>

-----Original Message-----
From: xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Christian Setzkorn
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 5:55 AM
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Subject: XML schema for ordinal/nominal variables


Dear all,

I would like to define nominal/ordinal variables as XML schema. Both
types
of variables are characterized by code/string pairs. Here code is a real
number.

Example of the nominal variable Gender:

code/string
#######
1/male
0/female

Example of the ordinal variable Agreement:

code/string 
#######
0/strongly disagree
1/disagree
2/agree
3/strongly agree

My first attempt to define 'Gender' is this:

<xs:element name = "gender" >
	<xs:simpleType>
		<xs:restriction base = "xs:string" >
			<xs:pattern value "0 female | 1 male" />
		</xs:restriction>
	</xs:simpleType>
</xs:element>

Could this be improved?

Any feedback would be very much appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

Best wishes,
 
Christian Setzkorn
 


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