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Re: deterministic content model?
- From: "Christopher R. Maden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 23:48:31 -0700
At 23:51 24-06-2001, Gary Stephenson wrote:
>What about this one? ( from test ibm45v01.xml )
> <!ELEMENT unique. (b|(b,unique))>
>Is this non-deterministic? Does it matter whether the element is actually
>instantiated within the document (which in this particular case it is not.)
Yes, this is non-deterministic.
The unique element must start with a b - but which b was it, and then is a
unique required? There's no way to tell, and thus this model must be rejected.
The equivalent model (b, unique?), is deterministic.
Christopher R. Maden, XML Consultant
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