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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: RE : [xml-dev] Text or tags choice with XSD

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Hi Jeni,

Jeni Tennison wrote:
>>I remember that errata, it causes a few problems for XQuery and IMHO
>>shouldn't have been accepted. A simple type being the derived type
>>of a complex type is just weird.
> I agree that deriving a simple type from a complex type would be
> horrible.

This sentence seems to imply that it is even possible. Based on my reading of 
http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#Type_Derivation (esp. through 
I would have thought that it isn't. The text says that all simple types are 
derivations (direct or not) of anySimpleType. Inserting a complex type in there 
would effectively change that.

Not that the spec isn't already baroque enough as it is.

<element name='time'>
       <element name='hour'><text/></element>
       <element name='min'><text/></element>

Ah well.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Scientist, Expway      http://expway.com/
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