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"Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote in message
> "Chiusano Joseph" <chiusano_joseph@bah.com> writes:
> > I believe you found the cause in your explanation below - the
> > restriction is not actually a restriction. You would have to - for
> > example - change one of the maxOccurs facets from "unbounded" to "5" (or
> > anything other than "unbounded").
> Sorry, that's not a problem -- vacuous restriction is allowed.  I
> don't know the details of the validator involved, but I would guess
> that the problem is that you're using anonymous type definitions -- 
> W3C XML Schema requires the type definition of an element in a restriction
to be
> the same as or derived from the type definition of the corresponding
> element, and it only _guarantees_ identity for type definitions with
> names.  So move that anonymous definition up to the top level, give it
> a name, and refer to it _by_ name, i.e.
>   <xsd:element name="FirstElement" type="myChoiceType"/>
> in both base and restriction, and you should win.
> ht
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I tried you're solution not 5 minutes before reading your reply and it
resolved the problem.  So, it does appear the anoymous type were the cause.

Thank you both for your replies,

Brent Worden


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