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   RE: [xml-dev] Objections to / uses of PSVI?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald Bourret [mailto:rpbourret@rpbourret.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 2:17 AM
> To: Rich Salz
> Cc: xml-dev
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Objections to / uses of PSVI?
> Rich Salz wrote:
> > 
> > > Would you be averse to something PSVI-like if it only meant 
> > > returning a much-restricted set of simple data types?
> > 
> > If you only had primitive types, then don't you lose default values 
> > for complex types?
> Complex types can have default values? Are you sure? My 
> reading of the spec (the definition of {value constraint} in 
> section 3.3.2) is anything but definitive, but I think it 
> means that only simple element types can have defaults. On 
> the other hand "Schema Information Set Contribution: Element 
> Default Value" in section 3.3.5 seems to hint that complex 
> types can have defaults. Must have forgotten my schema spec 
> decoder ring today ... mumble ... mumble ...

I interpreted the spec the same way you did. Only simpleTypes or
complexTypes with simpleContent have defaults. 

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