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RE: Help: XML Schema - any element with fixed type?

A substitution group will allow you to define a set of elements that are
replacable for another element. The substitutable elements need to be of the
same type, or a derived type, of the element they're being substituted for.

If you want the type fixed, then you can use a 'final' type as the target(?)
element type, then any substitute elements would have to be of that type,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Risheng Lin [mailto:rlin@eng.utoledo.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 9:19 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Help: XML Schema - any element with fixed type?
> Hi,
> Can any one tell me whether there is a way to design an xml 
> schema such 
> that it allows a user to define any kind of element but with 
> fixed types? 
> i.e. the element tag name can be freely chosen by the user as 
> long as the 
> user's data follows the type defined in xml schema?
> For example:
> I want the following xml to be validated:
> <data1>
>       <x />
>       <y />
> </data1>
> <data2>
>        <x/>
>        <y/>
>   <data2>
> Here <x/> <y/ > are the datatype defined in xml schema and it 
> needs to be 
> fixed - this can be easily defined in XML schema; but I want 
> the data tag ( 
> here: data1 and data2 ) to be freely chosen by user and the 
> document is 
> still valid. How to design such schema?
> Note: it is different from <any>, and <anytype>.
> Any one can show my how to do it?
> Thanks in advance.
> Risheng 
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