Again wit da AND and Repetitions

roddey at roddey at
Mon May 17 20:48:23 BST 1999

From: terje at (Terje Norderhaug)
Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 13:21:36 -0700

>>Actually it does not require deterministic models, it just allows you to check
>>for them. And, I guess its not really what XML does or does not do that's in
>>question here, its what the new upcoming schema spec proposes to do that's at
>The XML 1.0 specification, 3.2.1 states that:
>"For compatability, it is an error if an element in the document can match
>more than one occurance of an element type in the content model".
>See also Appendix E to the specification, which describes in further detail
>what is meant by a deterministic and ambigous content model.
>It follows from the definition that a validating XML parser doesn't have to
>look ahead. This is important as it simplifies implementing validation.

Sorry, I'd read too many things that day. I was reading deterministic and
thinking ambiguous for some reason.

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