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RE: Attribute use in XML schemas

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 07:28:11 -0700
Message-ID: <8BD7226E07DDFF49AF5EF4030ACE0B7E06621FBA@red-msg-06.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Stefan Wachter" <Stefan.Wachter@gmx.de>, "Mesa Capela Encarnacion" <EMesa@sogecable.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>

Where in your link does it say that if an attribute is required then it cannot have a fixed value? 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Stefan Wachter [mailto:Stefan.Wachter@gmx.de] 
	Sent: Tue 8/27/2002 3:42 AM 
	To: Mesa Capela Encarnacion; xmlschema-dev@w3.org 
	Subject: Re: Attribute use in XML schemas

	Attributes that are required are not allowed to have a fixed or default
	value. This was discussed  in this newsgroups some days ago. The relevant link
	is: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#src-attribute.
	> Hello!
	> I am trying to define an XML document that conforms to a particular
	> schema, and I have the following problem: I define a first XML schema, and
	> this schema I define a complex type with three attributes. I set the use
	> these attributes to required, and I set one of this attributes to a fixed
	> value.
	> Then I define a second XML schema, based on the first schema. In this
	> second schema, I define an element of the previous complex type, and set
	> another attribute to a fixed value.
	> Finally I define an XML document based on the second schema. In this XML
	> document I see the element with the following values for the attributes:
	> attribute I defined in the first schema appears in the XML document as
	> required, with the fixed value. Nevertheless, the attribute that I set to
	> fixed value in the second schema appears in the XML document as optional,
	> instead of required, with the fixed value. Why this attribute is not
	> as required in the XML document?. In the initial definition of the
	> attribute, the use was set to required, and I only add a fixed value for
	it, but I
	> didn't change the use of the attribute. Moreover, the use of the first
	> attribute is very similar, and this attribute is included as required,
	with the
	> fixed value, in the XML document.
	> On the other hand, when I define a complex type in an XML schema, I define
	> an XML document based on this schema, with an element of the complex type,
	> and try to derive by restriction the complex type, I cannot modify the
	> facets of the attributes. Is it not possible to do this?. Why?.
	> Thanks.
	> Best wishes,
	> Encarna
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