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About Facet Types for simpleTypes
Table 41 provides a brief description of what you should specify as the value of a facet for a new simpleType. You should consult the
XML Schema Recommendation for a complete definition of each facet and its allowable values.
Facet

Value

enumeration

One allowable value. Add an
enumeration facet for each allowable value. For example:

fractionDigits

The maximum number of digits that are allowed in the fractional portion of values of simpleTypes that are derived from
xsd:decimal .

length

The number of units of length. Units vary according to the base type. The simpleType must be this number of units of length. For example, if
xsd:string is the base type, you might specify
5 as the length if you know that each value will be a code that always has five characters.

maxExclusive

The exclusive upper bound of the range of values allowed for this simpleType. The value of the simpleType must be less than the value of
maxExclusive .

maxInclusive

The inclusive upper bound of the range of values allowed for this simpleType. The value of the simpleType must be less than or equal to the value of
maxInclusive .

maxLength

The maximum number of units of length. Units vary according to the base type. The length of the instances of this simpleType must be less than or equal to this number of lengths.

minExclusive

The exclusive lower bound of the range of values allowed for this simpleType. The value of the simpleType must be more than the value of
minExclusive .

minInclusive

The inclusive lower bound of the range of values allowed for this simpleType. The value of the simpleType must be equal to or more than the value of
minInclusive .

minLength

The minimum number of units of length. Units vary according to the base type. The length of the instances of this simpleType must be equal to or more than this number of lengths.

pattern

A regular expression. The values of the simpleType must be literals that match this regular expression.

totalDigits

The maximum number of digits that are allowed in values of simpleTypes that are derived from
xsd:decimal .

whiteSpace

Specify one of the following values:

preserve indicates that no normalization is done. The value is not changed.

replace indicates that each tab, line feed, and return is replaced with a space.

collapse indicates that the processing specified by replace is done, and then contiguous sequences of spaces are collapsed into one space.

Table 41. Facet Values for simpleTypes