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"Anderson, John" <John@Barbadosoft.com> writes:
> Restriction is reuse by copy, not reuse by inheritance.
> Maybe I'm wrong about this, and the entire CT definition doesn't have to be
> duplicated in the restriction, but I've tried to get clarification of this
> in the past without much success, and the XSD primer and any experts I've
> heard talk about it say this is the case.
Yes, but good style therefore suggests using a named model group for
the unchanged parts, in which the schema processor will do the copying
> PS: TANSTAAFL is too long an acronym to parse. It sounds like the name of a
> South African province.
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