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Re: Circular types in XML Schemas

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 04 May 2002 18:53:54 +0100
To: Jerome Louvel <jerome_louvel@yahoo.fr>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b8z6zajf1.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Jerome Louvel <jerome_louvel@yahoo.fr> writes:

> >> What does the XML Schema specification says about infinite recursive
> >> types, i.e. the ones that do not have a minOccurs="0" as a loophole?
> > As far as I know, nothing. I think that it's quite difficult for a

Because group references don't exist at the component level, so
circular groups when referenced in a complex type would be infinite.

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