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ambiguous content model - yea or nay?

From: Paul Kiel <paul@hr-xml.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 14:36:39 -0500
Message-ID: <0e6b01c2d204$e580a270$6401a8c0@pkiel2>
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Question all,

I am getting an "ambiguous content model" error when validating an instance conforming to this schema:

     <xsd:sequence maxOccurs="unbounded">
          <xsd:element name="AvailabilityStartDate" type="AnyDateTimeNkType" minOccurs="0"/>
          <xsd:element name="AvailabilityEndDate" type="AnyDateTimeNkType" minOccurs="0"/>

I only get the error from 1 of 5 parsers/tools that I validate against.  And only when validating the instance (the schema validates just fine with that same tool).

The more I looked at it, the more it seemed "technically" true but I wasn't sure.

(For the record, this is a bug fix - I plan on eliminating the maxOccurs attribute on the sequence.)


Paul Kiel
HR-XML Consortium
Received on Tuesday, 11 February 2003 14:34:14 UTC

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