Friday, February 29, 2008

XML Schema - element with text and attributes

For some reason I always forget how to define an element that contains only text but also has attributes. Perhaps it's because it's so verbose, or so non-intuitive for something so simple, who knows. Either way it's something that needs to be committed to memory...

So the element:

<foo bar="bar" baz="baz"/>

is described using:

<xs:complexType name="foo">
<xs:extension base="xs:string">
<xs:attribute name="bar" type="xs:string"/>
<xs:attribute name="baz" type="xs:string"/>


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I've created a new website which is inteded to contain lots of examples of schema-aware XSLT and XQuery. I've started it off with half a dozen or so and hope to add more as time goes on.

I also intend to add a few articles about schema-aware transforms - how the run them from the command line, from Java, the various flags involved, how to write schemas to allow you to use the types in your XSLT etc... My intentions are good, we'll have to see how much I actually do.