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Re: Wish List (was Re: Inconsistent Validation - mixed content and group)

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 30 May 2002 08:30:16 +0100
To: "Winchel 'Todd' Vincent III" <winchel@mindspring.com>
Cc: "Biron,Paul V" <Paul.V.Biron@kp.org>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5by9e2w0s7.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

"Winchel 'Todd' Vincent III" <winchel@mindspring.com> writes:

> <snip/>
> 
> > > However, since the <text/> pattern is allowed anywhere it does mean that
> > > you
> > > can decide where in the mixed content your character data should appear.
> > >
> > Yup, that's a useful capability...I'm hoping we can get that into XML
> Schema
> > v1.1 (or at least in v2).
> 
> I'm not sure how related this is, but since you are mentioning wish lists .
> . . there are three things I would like to be able to do that I can't do (or
> don't know how to do) now (or not very well):
> 
> 1. Wildcard for enumerations -- I would like to be able to specify a list of
> enumerations, but also specify a wildcard, so valid content would be any
> content that matches the base type.  For example, "White", "Black", "Brown",
> "*" where base="xsd:string" and * let's me add any value I want.

This is already available -- define your enumeration, then a union of
that with xs:token.

ht
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