XML + XSD "required"?
Posted on 2004-04-08
I'm just learning XML and I am trying to write a simple schema in XSD. I have looked over a few web tutorials and I have checked a book I have but I can't seem to fix this simple but annoying problem. When I define the schema I set some attributes and elements to "required" but if I leave them blank in my xml file it doesn't affect it. should it throw an error? Also when defining attributes it seems the rules I have set are ignored
e.g. if I have
<xsd:attribute name="DOB" type="xsd:date" use="required"/>
My way of looking at it means I must have an attribute DOB("required") and it must be of type date but if I leave it out or set DOB="x" there is no error thrown.
It is probably a very obvious silly mistake so any help would be appreciated.