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   Re: [xml-dev] XML schema problem for two definitions of the sameelement.

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Hess Yvan wrote:
 > I have a XML situation that have many time the same element but with a
 > different defininiton as illustrated bellow and I would like to 
create the
 > XML schema that can validate this document. As you can see only the
 > <metadata> element differs from the first and second <document> 
element. The
 > first <document> element must occur only once and the second <document>
 > element can appears 0..unbounded. How can solve my problem?

You cannot do that in XML Schema, see: 
The solution will be to change your document to something like:

         <content>this is the content of the first document</content>
         <content>this is the content of the second document</content>

However in Relax NG you can have something similar to:

start =
     element edoc {
         element document {
             element metadata {
                 element documenttype { xsd:string },
                 element from { xsd:string },
                 element to { xsd:string }
             element content { text }
         element document {
             element metadata {
                 element documenttype { xsd:string },
                 element filename { xsd:string },
                 element filesize { xsd:integer }
             element content { text }

Hope that helps,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor & XSLT Editor/Debugger


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