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   Re: complexType reutilization

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: Josť Manuel Beas <jmbeas@telenium.es>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 10:17:57 +0000

Josť Manuel Beas <jmbeas@telenium.es> writes:

> We are using XmlSpy 3.0 and have an xml schema according to
> http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema-instance
> This schema has the following problem: if we have an element named e.g. "x"
> of type "xType", we cannot use another element named "x" of type "yType".
> Apparently the validator applies the "xType" definition for the second
> element case.
> Has anyone had this problem before?

You don't give quite enough information to determine the answer to
your question.  The XML Schema spec. does not _allow_ two elements
with identical (qualified) names but different types to appear in the
_same_ content model.  But the same name can have different types in
within two _different_ complex types.  This aspect of the design has
not changed since the April (1999/XMLSchema) release.

In either case it seems that XmlSpy is not doing quite the right thing . . .

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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