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Subject: RE: [security-services] Validation of simple attribute value fails?

At 12:10 AM 12/19/01 -0400, Chris McLaren wrote:
>Since my discussion with Scott I've been trying to look into the point
>he raises--that instead of having AttributeValue typed as an any we type
>it as a sequence of elements, each of which is an any, and thus we can't
>do single values.
>My research has turned up little either way, but I think what he says
>makes sense. Anyone who knows more about XML Schema (Eve, I'm looking at
>you!) speak up.
>My inclination would be to remove the AttributeValue type and set the
>type of AttributeValue directly to the anyType. This would removes
>nothing functionally from the AttributeValue and allows us to do the
>sort of direct xsi:type-ing that I mention in my earlier posts.

I agree with this.  In the earlier thread explaining the "trick", I had 
missed the fact that we don't, yet, define AttributeValue as anyType.

Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center   eve.maler @ sun.com

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