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Re: the complex type definition itself

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 13:26:52 +0000
To: "Michael Kay" <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b3c9g4eeb.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

"Michael Kay" <mhk@mhk.me.uk> writes:

> In "Schema Component Constraint: Derivation Valid (Extension)" section
> 1.4.1 (and in the 1.4.2 introduced by erratum E1-5, the phrase appears: 
> "the {content type} of the complex type definition itself"
> What exactly does this mean? Is the "itself" trying to indicate that
> we're talking here about the value that the {content type} property
> would have if the type were not derived by extension, rather than about
> the true {content type} property of the type?

No, in both cases it means the {content type} of the derived type
definition.  The two possibilities covered by these two alternative
clauses are that it is empty, derived from empty, or that it's a
simple type definition, derived from the same simple type definition.

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