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Re: Basic XMLSchema questions

  • From: "Alan Santos" <asantos@o...>
  • To: "Brett McLaughlin" <bmclaugh@a...>, <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 16:57:16 -0500

Re: Basic XMLSchema questions
> Dah!  I'm asleep today... the reason you need <type> is because you can
> specify explicit named types:
> <type name="myType">
>   <element name="nestedElement" type="string" />
>   <element name="anotherNestedElement" type="integer" />
> </type>
> <element name="myElement" type="myType" />
> There is no way without the <type> element construct to specify a name
> for a non-primitive data type without really blowing away any idea of
> congruity across the element space.  So we have the "type" element.
> Make sense?

Yes it does now.

Syntactically it appears to be legal to simply have <type> on it's own,
outside of any elements.  Is it simply a stylistic difference to define it
inside another element?


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