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That's *exactly* what I was looking for. Thanks Henry!
"Henry S. Thompson" wrote:
> "Chiusano Joseph" <email@example.com> writes:
> > I have a need to define an XML fragment in a W3C schema. In other words,
> > an element or attribute in the schema should be able to contain an XML
> > fragment, with the parser recognizing this XML fragment as actual data
> > rather than part of the XML document.
> > I've researched XML Fragments, and I also understand that CDATA was part
> > of the W3C Schema specification at one point but did not make it into
> > the final version. Can anyone please suggest a way to accomplish this?
> > Much appreciated,
> Not sure I understand, but I'll try.
> You want an element to be constrained to contain a quoted XML
> fragment. So the following is OK:
> <?xml version='1.0'?>
> But the following is not:
> <?xml version='1.0'?>
> Is that it?
> In which case, _mirabile dictu_, the best you can do is use a
> NOTATION, along the following lines
> <xs:notation name="XML_10_2e"
> public="-//W3C//NOTATION XML 1.0//EN"
> <xs:element name="fragmentContainer">
> <xs:extension base="xs:string">
> <xs:attribute name="fragType" fixed="XML_10_2e">
> <xs:restriction base="xs:NOTATION">
> <xs:enumeration value="XML_10_2e"/>
> Note that because XML Schema works on infosets, not character strings,
> there's now way it could have defined something equivalent to SGML's
> CDATA, even if it had wanted to. So for direct inclusion of a quoted
> XML fragment, you need to use either < etc. or <![CDATA[ .... ]]>
> _in your instance_.
> XInclude provides a way to include an XML fragment as text.
> Hope this helps.
> Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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