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Jeff Lowery <email@example.com> writes:
> > > 1) Adding new value members to the value space of a type
> > can't be any good
> > > under any circumstances. It's possible to think up some
> > use for such a
> > > feature, but it would no doubt be better implemented using
> > one of the other
> > > mechanisms.
> > If you mean simple type == datatype, then not only is it bad,
> > it's not
> > possible using W3C XML Schema. There is no derivation by extension
> > from simple types.
> I think that's the intent, anyway. I may be misremembering, but I thought
> there was a loophole or ambiguity in the spec that might allow one to add
> new enumeration values through simple type restriction? In any case it's
> bad, bad,bad.
No loophole, nope. At least, I sure hope not -- anyone?
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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