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RE: Mandating element content

xsd element mandatory

     Thanks for the immediate reply. That's what even I did. But that seems
to introduce
some problem wrt xsd:key. I am using MSXML4.0 parser for XmlValidatingReader
in C#.

     The problem:

     I have the following element structure:
     <ELEM xsi:type="type1">
	  <KEYELEMENT>some content</KEYELEMENT>
     <ELEM xsi:type="type2">
	  <KEYELEMENT>some content</KEYELEMENT>

     Validation for this goes thru successfully even if KEYELEMENT has
duplicate values.

     A duplicate key error is thrown only if xsi:type for both the <ELEM>
elements are same.
     i.e an error is throw for the following XML. What could be the reason?

     <ELEM xsi:type="type1">
	  <KEYELEMENT>some content</KEYELEMENT>
     <ELEM xsi:type="type1">
	  <KEYELEMENT>some content</KEYELEMENT>

     Here both type1 and type2 are derived from a complextype "type".
     <element name="KEYELEMENT">
		<restriction base="string">
              <minlength value="1" />
     I have a key defined on KEYELEMENT.

Avinash Subramanya
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bryce K. Nielsen [mailto:bryce@s...]
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 1:57 PM
To: xml-dev@l...
Subject: Re:  Mandating element content

>     How to make the content of an element mandatory in XML Schema???
>     For example:
>     If I have an element "ELEM" of type xsd:string, then the valid values
> for this element could be:
>     1. <ELEM>some string</ELEM>
>     2. <ELEM /> - I don't want this to happen in the instance document. I
> want to mandate that there be some
>         content for this element. How do I do this???

You could set the minLength facet to 1.

  <xsd:element name="ELEM">
      <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
        <xsd:minLength value="1"/>

Bryce K. Nielsen
SysOnyx Inc. (www.sysonyx.com)
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