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   Re: [xml-dev] defining dynamic sized tables in XML schema

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On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 03:35:11PM +0800, Paul Popiel wrote:
> what if i had another attribute in the element 'table' called num_rows. 
> is there anyway to reference or link the num_rows attribute to either 
> the minOccur or maxOccur properties 
> OR 
> is there anyway to use restrictions and facets 

You could write some XSLT that generated a schema that would "validate"
your document.  But then you have to ask what service validation is

If you are wanting type annotations (e.g. "this element contains the
person's European standard shoe size ") you might consider a mix
of W3C XML Schema and Schematron, perhaps with the Schematron XPath
constraints (number of rows equal to table/@num_rows) embedded as
schema annotations, or perhaps using a validation pipeline.

If you are not so concerned about element content, about the shape
of the text (the data) itself, RelaxNG or even DTD validation may
suffice, combined with either Schematron or application-specific
validation of other constraints.  For other, less structural
examples, you could also consider using XForms.

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Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/


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