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Re: restrictions of a complextype element

From: Eddie Robertsson <eddie@allette.com.au>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 17:50:00 +1000
Message-ID: <3B31A728.4FE3912A@allette.com.au>
To: David Valera <David.Valera@tridion.com>
CC: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Hi David,

David Valera wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to restrict the value space of an element like this:
> <xsd:schema xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
> elementFormDefault="qualified">
>  <xsd:element name="Test">
>    <xsd:complexType>
>     <xsd:simpleContent>
>         <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
>           <xsd:enumeration value="hello world"></xsd:enumeration>
>           <xsd:enumeration value="this is me"></xsd:enumeration>
>         </xsd:restriction>
>     </xsd:simpleContent>
>     <xsd:attribute name="myAtt" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute>
>    </xsd:complexType>
>  </xsd:element>
> </xsd:schema>
> The important part here is that I want to restrict an element which also has
> attributes. Is this example correct?

Not really. To achieve what you try to do you first need to create a global
simpleType for your base type like this:

<xs:simpleType name="enumType">
   <xs:restriction base="xsd:string">
      <xs:enumeration value="hello world"/>
      <xs:enumeration value="this is me"/>

When you have done this you can extend your complexType based on this enumType
by adding an attribute:

<xsd:element name="Test">
         <xsd:extension base="enumType">
            <xsd:attribute name="myAtt" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute>

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