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- To: "Brian Speight" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML Schema: nillable vs. minOccurs
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:02:44 -0700
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XML Schema: nillable vs. minOccurs
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Speight [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 9:38 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] XML Schema: nillable vs. minOccurs
> I'm looking for advice on usage of nillable vs. minOccurs.
> When you have an element that is optional should you use
> "nillable=true" or "minOccurs=0" or both? Using both seems to
> make things more complicated than necessary.
I'd use minOccurs="0", nillable just complicates matters. For example,
an element can have xsi:nil="true" in the instance and still have all
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