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[xml-dev] unbounded element within an <all> tag
- From: Stefán F. Stefánsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:08:11 +0000
I've been going out of my mind trying to figure this one out... and I've
seen it asked elsewhere but I could not for the life of me find an
answer to it.
I just do not understand why I haven't been able to find an answer to
this question... this must be a FAQ.
My question is:
How can I define an XML Schema that defines an element which has certain
child elements and I need them all to appear but don't want to constrain
the order of the children (so far this is just <xsd:all> but here's the
twist) but I want one (or more...) of the elements to appear 0 or more
times (not constrained to only one time as the <all/> does).
Here's an example that describes what I want (only problem is that it's
illegal... so I can't have it):
<xsd:element name="bar1" type="someType"/>
<!-- The following line produces an error because "unbounded" is not
allowed within an all tag -->
<xsd:element name="bar2" type="someType" minOccurs="0"
<xsd:element name="bar3" type="otherType"/>
<xsd:element name="bar4" type="thirdType"/>
There must be some way to do this right? I feel very bad that I haven't
found it yet :(.
Can you please help?
Stefan Freyr Stefansson
deCODE Genetics, Inc.
Phone: (+354) 570 2854
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