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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com] 
> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 2:46 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: John Cowan; Rick Taylor; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML Schema to relaxNG xslt

> > does RELAX NG mimic restrictions (especially the nested ones) that 
> > involve facets like xs:minInclusive, xs:maxInclusive?
> RNG can specify constraints on simple types, 

RELAX NG can specify pattern constraints but I haven't seen the ability
to specify ranges which is what xs:minInclusive, xs:maxInclusive et al
do.  Can I specify a type that is a date between 1990 and 2000 or a time
between  9:00AM and 5:00 PM in RELAX NG? 

On looking at the tutorial it seems this could be done if a RELAX NG
implementation supported the W3C XML Schema Datatypes recommendation as
a type library and implemented the facets as datatype parameters.
However I don't see anything that implies that an implementation with
such functionality exists or is forthcoming. 

> but not nested  constraints. 

Thought so. 

> How does one restrict complex types in WXS?

A restriction of a complex type is a type that validates a subset of
what the base type does. An example is 

<xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema";>

 <!-- base type -->
 <xs:complexType name="XML-Deviant">
   <xs:element name="numPosts" type="xs:integer" minOccurs="0"
maxOccurs="1" /> 
   <xs:element name="signature" type="xs:string" nillable="true" />
  <xs:attribute name="firstSubscribed" type="xs:date" use="required" />
  <xs:attribute name="mailReader" type="xs:string"/>

 <!-- derived type --> 
  <xs:complexType name="DareObasanjo">
   <xs:restriction base="XML-Deviant">
    <xs:element name="numPosts" type="xs:integer" minOccurs="1" /> 
    <xs:element name="signature" type="xs:string" nillable="false" />
   <xs:attribute name="firstSubscribed" type="xs:date" use="optional" />
   <xs:attribute name="mailReader" type="xs:string" fixed="Microsoft
Outlook" />


> In the spec:  
>Section 4.7, 3rd paragraph.

Funny enough I found the language in the spec as hard to parse as when I
first started reading the 
W3C XML Schema Structures recommendation less than a year ago. 

>In the tutorial:

Ahhh, much better. Too bad W3C XML Schema Primer doesn't do as complete
a job as the RELAX NG tutorial. 

No one wants constructive criticism. It's all we can do to put up with
constructive praise.

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