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Re: XML Schema Question: attributing an element with a datatype?

From: Roger L. Costello <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 06:51:44 -0500
Message-ID: <38957750.440819EC@mitre.org>
To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk, www-xml-schema-comments@w3c.org, jcs@mitre.org, costello@mitre.org
I reckon that I will answer my own question.  To give the cost element
an attribute currency, where the type of cost is the datatype money, you
declare it as follows:

            <element name="cost">
                <type source="money">
                    <attribute name="currency" minOccurs="1">
                        <datatype name="currencies" source="string">
                            <enumeration value="USD"/>
                            <enumeration value="CND"/>

The element "type" has an optional attribute "source" which I set to the
datatype "money".  

"money" is defined as:

    <datatype name="money" source="decimal">
        <scale value="2"/>


Roger Costello wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have created an XML Schema document for juice machines. Part of the
> description of each juice machine is its cost. One of the first things
> that I did is create a money datatype:
>     <datatype name="money" source="decimal">
>         <scale value="2"/>
>     </datatype>
> Then, I declared the cost element to be of type money:
>     <element name="cost" type="money"/>
> Seems reasonable, right?  Well, the next thing that I wanted to do was
> to add an attribute - currency - to the cost element.  This is where I
> ran into problems.  Attributes are typically declared like this:
>     <element name="cost">
>         <type>
>             <attribute name="currency" type="string" minOccurs="1"/>
>         <type>
>     </element>
> This declares currency to be a required attribute of cost.  However, in
> adding this attribute, we have lost our nice typing of cost to money
> (i.e., cost of datatype money).
> Unless I am missing something obvious (which may well be the case),
> there is no way to specify a datatype for an element as well as assign
> attributes to it ...  I must not be thinking clearly.  Can someone tell
> me how to assign cost the datatype money as well as giving it the
> attribute currency?  To provide more context to my question, I have
> included below the complete XML Schema which I am trying to enhance to
> give cost the attribute currency.  /Roger
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>                   juicers.xsd
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE schema SYSTEM "xml-schema.dtd"[
> <!ATTLIST schema xmlns:j CDATA #IMPLIED>
> ]>
> <schema xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema"
>                targetNamespace="http://www.juicers.org"
>                xmlns:j="http://www.juicers.org">
>     <element name="warranty" type="string"/>
>     <element name="guarantee" equivClass="j:warranty" type="string"/>
>     <type name="appliance">
>         <element name="description" type="string"/>
>         <element ref="j:warranty"/>
>     </type>
>     <type name="juiceAppliance" source="j:appliance"
> derivedBy="extension">
>         <element name="name" type="string"/>
>         <element name="image" type="imageType"/>
>         <element name="weight" type="integer"/>
>         <element name="cost" type="money" maxOccurs="*"/>
>         <element name="retailer" type="uri"/>
>         <attribute name="id" type="ID" minOccurs="1"/>
>         <attribute name="electric" type="boolean" minOccurs="1"/>
>         <attribute name="type" minOccurs="1">
>             <datatype source="string">
>                 <enumeration value="press"/>
>                 <enumeration value="gear"/>
>                 <enumeration value="centrifugal"/>
>             </datatype>
>         </attribute>
>     </type>
>     <element name="juicers">
>         <type>
>             <element name="juicer" type="j:juiceAppliance"
>                      minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="*"/>
>         </type>
>     </element>
>     <datatype name="money" source="decimal">
>         <scale value="2"/>
>     </datatype>
>     <datatype name="imageType" source="string">
>         <pattern value="(.)*.gif"/>
>         <pattern value="(.)*.jpeg"/>
>         <pattern value="(.)*.jpg"/>
>         <pattern value="(.)*.bmp"/>
>     </datatype>
> </schema>
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