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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
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. 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199)
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.
Robin Berjon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Research Scientist, Expway http://expway.com/
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