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XML Schema for child and parent node the same

Posted on 2006-10-24
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Can someone giv eme some xml schema for this to be valid.

<Shapes>
<Menuitem>
<Menuitem></Menuitem>
</Menuitem>
</Shapes>
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by:npl77
ID: 17798227
Is this even possible?
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by:Geert Bormans
ID: 17798654
Hi npl77,

yes this is possible, no problem
do you want Menuitem to be a nested element at infinite depth?
or do you want one Menuitem to include the other?

Cheers!
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by:npl77
ID: 17798796
when an xml string comes in I check it against an xsd file, but this xml I need to be valid
<Shapes>
<Menuitem>
<Menuitem></Menuitem>
</Menuitem>
</Shapes>

only like that I have a menuitem element in the xsd, but when I say ref=menuitem within the menuitem elment its not taking it

I have in place <shapes> can take menuitems, I need to know how to say menuitems can take 0 or 1 menuitem
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by:npl77
ID: 17798916
heres my menuitem elment:

<xs:element name="menuitem">
    <xs:complexType>
      <xs:sequence>
        <xs:element ref="annotation" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
      </xs:sequence>
      <xs:anyAttribute processContents="skip" />
    </xs:complexType>
  </xs:element>
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by:npl77
ID: 17798976
Here is a fragment of my shapes element:

 <xs:element name="Shapes">
    <xs:complexType>
      <xs:sequence>
     .
     .
     .
        <xs:element ref="menuitem" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
     .
     .
     .
      </xs:sequence>
      <xs:anyAttribute processContents="skip" />
    </xs:complexType>
  </xs:element>
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Geert Bormans earned 200 total points
ID: 17798986
npl77,

this should work for you

    <xs:element name="Menuitem">
        <xs:complexType mixed="true">
            <xs:sequence>
                <xs:element ref="Menuitem" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" />
            </xs:sequence>
        </xs:complexType>
    </xs:element>

A Menuitem can contain zero or one Menuitem
or a string (hence the mixed=true)

cheers

Geert
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by:Geert Bormans
ID: 17799026
npl77,

if you do it like this, the nesting is only one level deep

   <xs:element name="Menuitem">
        <xs:complexType mixed="true">
            <xs:sequence>
                <xs:element name="Menuitem" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" />
            </xs:sequence>
            <xs:anyAttribute processContents="skip" />
        </xs:complexType>
    </xs:element>

the difference is that you include a local element instead of a global

cheers
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by:npl77
ID: 17799093
Thanks Geert!

Whooho it worked!
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by:Geert Bormans
ID: 17799140
welcome
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