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RE: xml elements

From: <helen.mauger@rawlinson-hunter.gg>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 10:58:33 +0100
Message-ID: <9FA962E4DDACD511BC1E0002A587B4CC467868@EXCHANGE02>
To: tmokwena@miib.co.za, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
We use empty elements in our application
This is the way we use them - 
One of our requirements is for our external data providers to provide us
with information on securities that they are trading so that we can automate
their addition to our Investment Data Base. Part of the information we
require is whether it is a bond or equity. If a bond then we require further
information eg interest rates etc. Rather than assume that if there is no
Bond element (and it associated child elements) then it must be an equity,
we require them to send down an empty equity element. ie we use it as a type
of validation that they have not missed information by mistake.


-----Original Message-----
From: Timothy Mokwena [mailto:tmokwena@miib.co.za] 
Sent: 07 May 2003 08:40
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Subject: xml elements

why would you declare empty elements content?


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