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Re: Schema limits and ordering

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 18:31:11 +0100
To: Stuart Gilbert <Stu@Better.Domain.Name>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bd64d7vz4.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Stuart Gilbert <Stu@Better.Domain.Name> writes:

> I've been trying desperately to create a schema that will validate my
> elements in any order inside the root element, while maintaining an
> individual maxOccurs for each of them.

W3C XML Schema cannot enforce such a constraint.

If order doesn't matter, pick an order and enforce it.

Both human authors and machines have no trouble with such discipline,
_and_ it makes the resulting documents easier to read.

 Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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