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Defining recursive elements?

From: Todd Moon <tmrfcm@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 13:55:27 -0400
Message-ID: <2dc6e4c80705161055x3cf2e39fia4f8bc9cb514676e@mail.gmail.com>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

I'm not sure if the subject is accurate, but I'm trying to author an
XSD that allows a certain complex type to be nested within itself to
an arbitrary depth.

A simple example would look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<part serial="00000001234">
  <part serial="00000001234">
    <part serial="00000001234">
    </part>
    <part serial="00000001234">
    </part>
    <part serial="00000001234">
      <part serial="00000001234">
      </part>
      <part serial="00000001234">
        <part serial="00000001234">
        </part>
      </part>
    </part>
  </part>
  <part serial="00000001234">
  </part>
</part>

Any "part" can contain any number of other parts.

Is it possible to validate this structure without putting an arbitrary
limit on the maximum depth?
Received on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 20:38:15 GMT

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