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Re: Ignore Order while validating XSD

From: Philip Aker <philip.aker@shaw.ca>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 05:14:29 -0800
To: Pete Cordell <petexmldev@codalogic.com>
Message-Id: <ABAF1EA6-9E58-4FBC-950B-E23E022F9363@shaw.ca>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

On 2009-01-26, at 04:54:00, Pete Cordell wrote:

>> Original Message From: "Philip Aker"
> As you may know, in XSD 1.1 the constraints on xs:all have been  
> relaxed so you will actually be able to do:
> <xs:complexType>
>   <xs:all>
>     <xs:element name="a" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
>     <xs:element name="b" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
>     <xs:element name="c" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
>     <xs:element name="x" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
>   </xs:choice>
> </xs:complexType>

> XSD1.1 hasn't been released yet, but it shows things are moving in a  
> suitable direction.

I agree, and many thanks to all those who contributed.

Not being an XSD expert, maybe my question is "why can't the content  
ordering possibilities be specified as a regex-like pattern?".

It seems to me it would be more efficient to know the pattern  
beforehand rather than obtain it from the constituent elements.

<xsd:complexType name="brzozowski">
  <xsd:collection pattern="(b|c|x){0,}, a{2}, (a|b|c|x){0,}">
   <xsd:element ref="my:a"/>
   <xsd:element ref="my:b"/>
   <xsd:element ref="my:c"/>
   <xsd:element ref="my:x"/>

Philip Aker
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