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Re: XSD Question: what is the current recommendation regarding
- From: Michael Glavassevich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 10:21:25 -0400
Michael Kay <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 08/09/2011 08:56:36 AM:
> > Is that still the recommendation? Or, are validators more
> sophisticated now and can handle large values for maxOccurs?
> I think you will find that some are, some aren't, and with some - it
> depends, based on where the maxOccurs lives in the content model. Saxon
> these days is fine with a large maxOccurs at the top level of a content
> model, but it can struggle if you have one within a choice especially if
> the choice itself has a maxOccurs.
A similar story for Xerces-J. Counters are used to handle the simpler cases.
> I still find it a little implausible that there are "business
> requirements" not to have more than 500 Foo elements. What are these:
> order lines in a purchase order? Employees in a department? Contact
> names/addresses for a customer? I suspect they are not so much business
> requirements as limits imposed by older IT (or paper) processing systems.
> Michael Kay
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