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Subject: Re: [xliff] Mime type values

Hi Bryan,
This looks good. I had tried using an enumeration but ran into a problem with the pattern. Your enumerated approach does what I want.
BTW: I looked about a bit for a good reference or primer on the regular expressions but didn't find anything. Can you recommend anything/

>>> <bryan.s.schnabel@exgate.tek.com> 2/25/03 2:47:31 PM >>>

I think the following fulfills the requirement the TC asked me to solve this
morning regarding mimetype, and optional subtypes.

Note; I took a look at the "purpose" model. I like it, but concluded it
would not fit this requirement (this is different because we want to allow
any one item from an enumerated list, with an optional "/. . ." pattern
concatenated to it).

So I could only come up with the regular expression approach (though I think
this will be easy enough to maintain, as long as the list of media types
remains manageable).

<xsd:simpleType name="mime-typeValueListBlock">
<xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">


If we then change the mime-type attributes to this:

<xsd:attribute name="mime-type" type="xlf:mime-typeValueListBlock" . . .

The XSD correctly validates these samples:


But rejects these samples:

mime-type="image gif"

The regular expression approach also allows mime-typeValueListBlock to be
added to the datatypeValueList union.
(I investigated a somewhat complex union of enumerations and simpletypes,
but ran into limitations having to do with atomic and list type restrictions
-- I'd be happy to elaborate off line to any one interested in the details).

Please let me know if you think I should push a bit harder on the
mime-typeValueList, or if there might be a better approach.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: John Reid [mailto:JREID@novell.com]
    Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 9:10 AM
    To: xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
    Subject: Re: [xliff] Mime type values
    Hi Tony,
    Is there a way we could allow subtype specification in the schema
without specifying all the known media subtypes; e.g. "image/gif"? In other
words, can we enumerate a list of types with an undefined subtype list in a
pattern? If not, I guess we are stuck with listing only the media types.

    >>> Tony Jewtushenko <tony.jewtushenko@oracle.com> 2/24/03 4:21:56
AM >>>
    Hi all:
    An open 1.1 issue
<http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xliff/200207/msg00033.html> yet to be
fully resolved relates to the list of Mime types. Assuming that we only list
the media types and don't attempt to capture subtypes (there's no closed
list), according to RFC2046 <http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2046.txt> the list
of mime types should be:
    We could try to list all known types in our spec, but I don't
recommend this because the list would be both enormous and always
incomplete. However, we could list the basic type for each (which are
provided as examples in the RFC itiself).
    What's the opinion of the group?
    Tony Jewtushenko
    Sr. Tools Program Manager            direct tel:
    Product Management - Tools Technology Team
    Oracle Corporation, Ireland

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