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RE: Fruitbasket schema question for both W3C/RelaxNG

  • To: "Manos Batsis" <mbatsis@n...>,"XML Dev" <xml-dev@l...>
  • Subject: RE: Fruitbasket schema question for both W3C/RelaxNG
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@m...>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 12:23:50 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcPhEFc+m3IdCfNpR6iVEYeEJDDAZgA3mIhw
  • Thread-topic: Fruitbasket schema question for both W3C/RelaxNG

<xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"

	<xs:element name="fruitbasket">
	      <xs:element ref="tns:placeHolder" minOccurs="0"
maxOccurs="unbounded" />

	<xs:element name="placeHolder" type="tns:hasColor"
abstract="true" />
	<xs:element name="orange" type="tns:hasColor"
substitutionGroup="tns:placeHolder"  />
	<xs:element name="apple" type="tns:hasColor"
substitutionGroup="tns:placeHolder"  />

	  <xs:complexType name="hasColor">
	    <xs:attribute name="color" type="tns:color" />

	  <xs:simpleType name="color">
	    <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
	      <xs:enumeration value="red" />
	      <xs:enumeration value="green" />
	      <xs:enumeration value="purple" />
	      <xs:enumeration value="yellow" />	      

<fruitbasket xmlns="http://www.example.com/fruitbasket">
   <apple color="red"/>
   <orange color="red"/>

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Manos Batsis [mailto:mbatsis@n...] 
>Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:26 AM
>To: XML Dev
>Subject:  Fruitbasket schema question for both W3C/RelaxNG
>[resending from the right email account this time]
>A good subject line would be "how to validate complex type 
>instance with uknown element name".
>Consider a fruitbasket element that may contain any number of 
>[fruit-name] elements:
>   <apple taste="red"/>
>   <orange taste="red"/>
>I short, I want to allow any element inside fruitbasket, as 
>long as it has an attribute with the name "color". I also want 
>to validate the attribute value, for erxample it should only 
>allow the colors in my enumeration.
>Can anyone please share his/her lights here? Using
><xs:any namespace="##targetNamespace" processContents="strict"/>
>does not work, while
><xs:any namespace="##targetNamespace" processContents="lax"/>
>does not signal for invalid elements inside the fruitbasket at all.
>Any advice or pointers welcome for both XSD/RNG, as I would 
>like to offer both in my application.
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