[xmlschemata] Re: Support of warnings by schema languages

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 11:19:59 UTC

On Fri, 2002-06-28 at 12:04, Anderson, John wrote:
> Eric,
> Isn't this what maxOccurs is intended for?

Yes, except that it will raise an error, not a warning.

> If the schema allows un unlimited
> amount of bars, and your implementation doesn't, then your implementation
> isn't conformant to the schema.

That's one way to see it. You can also consider that it's a partial
implementation and that you want to get a warning when the mismatch
> How is this different to a schema which specifies:
> <!ELEMENT foo (bar*,somethingElse)>
> when your implementation doesn't store somethingElse at all?

In this 2nd case, any valid document will cause a problem and should
raise a warning. In my example, it's really a 3 states thing (valid,
valid but causing problem and invalid).

> Or am I missing something here?

If your application and format are tighly coupled, you don't need to
differentiate between warning and error. The distinction make only sense
if you decouple them.


> John

See you in San Diego.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema
Received on Fri Jun 28 13:20:01 2002

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