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XML Schema 1.1 RegEx and Attr / Ent suggestions

From: Andrew Robbins <andyjrobb@lycos.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 10:01:03 -0700
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To: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>

Hi, i'm writing because i have a few suggestions to consider putting in the 
next XML Schema recomendation.

First of all there are some additions of the declaration of the 'field' or 
'selector' elements that i would like to see, whichever would be more 
appropriate, and they are:
a 'lookAhead' attribute with default "*"
a 'lookBehind' attribute with default "*"
a 'minimal' attribute of type xs:boolean with default "false"

I suppose the lookAhead, lookBehind attrs could have their own custom 
syntax like the xpath attr in field and selector,  and minimal would 
determine whether or not matching would be greedy ("false")or non-greedy 
("true"). The lookAhead and lookBehind would allow XSL to handle situations 
that currently it can't, but CSS can.

Another addition i would like to see is:
a 'global' attribute of type xs:boolean default "false"
added to the declaration of the 'attribute' element.

And possibly, i'm not sure if it would be useful or not, but i was 
wondering if 'entity' and 'parsedEntity' elements would be of any use to 
XML Schemas, if not then no worries, but it would make it more DTD-like.

Thanks for listening,
Andrew Robbins

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Received on Monday, 23 December 2002 12:01:48 UTC

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