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Re: A "unordered" compositor ?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 08 Mar 2000 08:34:22 +0000
To: David Bourget <dbourget@videotron.ca>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b8zztyi5t.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
David Bourget <dbourget@videotron.ca> writes:

> I might just not have well understood the current specs, but I think an
> unordered compositor would be really great, I always missed this with
> DTDs. That is, a compositor meaning "Any sequence of these elements,
> within the limits of their minOccurs and maxOccurs attributes". 
> Why:
> To achieve the same result as in :
> <!ELEMENT (foo | bar)*>
> <!-- Foo and bar can appear zero or one time each -->
> WITHOUT requiring to comments.

That's what the 'all' group is for, except we don't support the 'zero' 
case.  We'll probably fix that.

  <element ref='foo'/>
  <element ref='bar'/>

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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