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Re: dynamic enumeration definition

From: Bob Schloss <rschloss@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 17:02:33 -0400
To: Shashikala Shamarao <shashikala_shamarao@yahoo.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF39A8CC08.105A95EA-ON85256EF9.00732D07-85256EF9.00739732@us.ibm.com>

W3C XML Schema 1.0 does not permit you to say this.

You are asking for one case of what are known as "co-occurence
constraints": depending upon one field's value, the permitted values for a
different field may be different.

It is possible that in several years, the W3C Schema WG may permit some of
this in W3C XML Schema 2.0 (if such a spec is created) because many people
ask about this.

For now, you'd have to supplement XML Schema Validation with another
system, based on technologies like XSLT, in order to enforce your

Good Luck,
Bob Schloss

Scalable XML Infrastructure
IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, New York, USA

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Hi All,

I have a very strange problem regarding enumerations. I have 2 fields which
have enumeration values associated with them. But the problem is based on
first field's value, the second fields enumeration changes,

for example let us say I have 2 fields like below with their overall

field1 - road - {Pedestrain, Cycle Way, Bus-Taxi}
field2 - carriage - {Single Carriage, Dual Carriage, Single track}

if field1 is associated with a value of Cycle field2 can have only {Single
Track and Dual Carriage}
but if field2 is associated with Bus-Taxi, field can have all of the valid

How do I represent such filtered enumerations using XML Schema?

Any help would be appreciated.


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