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schema extension question

From: Daniel Marcus <dmarcus@npg.wustl.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:17:49 -0500
Message-ID: <D137A6563A0D774583072D87B777269E024231BA@nilex01.neuroimage.wustl.edu>
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Hi-

 

Hi-

 

My group is designing a schema for neuroimaging.  We're having trouble
tackling what seems like a basic problem.  We'd like to create
containers that have similar content, along these lines:

 

<StudyType1>

            <StudyType1_part1>Some complex content<StudyType1_part1>

            <StudyType1_part2>Different complex
content<StudyType1_part2>

</StudyType1>

<StudyType2>

            <StudyType2_part1> Some complex content <StudyType2_part1>

            <StudyType2_part2> Different complex content
<StudyType2_part2>

</StudyType1>

 

*_part1 derive from the same base type (abstract_part1) and *_part2
derive from a different base type (abstract_part2).  Additionally, we
want to enforce that for each study type, part1 and part2 are matched by
study type (i.e. StudyType1 includes only StudyType1_part* elements).

 

Is there an appropriate XML Schema representation for this?  We've tried
substitution, extension, restriction... Nothing seems to capture this
sort of content.  Any advice would be appreciated.

 

Regards, 

Dan Marcus
Received on Friday, 20 April 2007 07:29:55 GMT

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