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Complex Type:

Schema Component Type

AusAddress

Schema Component Name
Super-types:Address < AusAddress (by extension)
Sub-types:
  • QLDAddress (by restriction)
If this schema component is a type definition, its type hierarchy is shown in a gray-bordered box.
NameAusAddress
Abstractno
The table above displays the properties of this schema component.
XML Instance Representation
<... country="Australia">
<unitNo> string </unitNo> [0..1]
<houseNo> string </houseNo> [1]
<street> string </street> [1]
Start Choice[1]
<city> string </city> [1]
<town> string </town> [1]
End Choice
<state> AusStates </state> [1]
<postcode> string <<pattern = [1-9][0-9]3>> </postcode> [1]?
</...>

The XML Instance Representation table above shows the schema component's content as an XML instance.

  • The minimum and maximum occurrence of elements and attributes are provided in square brackets, e.g. [0..1].
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  • Otherwise, the type of the element/attribute is displayed.
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Schema Component Representation
<complexTypename="AusAddress">
<complexContent>
<extensionbase="Address">
<sequence>
<elementname="state" type="AusStates"/>
<elementname="postcode">
<simpleType>
<restrictionbase="string">
<patternvalue="[1-9][0-9]3"/>
</restriction>
</simpleType>
</element>
</sequence>
<attributename="country" type="string" fixed="Australia"/>
</extension>
</complexContent>
</complexType>
The Schema Component Representation table above displays the underlying XML representation of the schema component. (Annotations are not shown.)

Glossary

Abstract(Applies to complex type definitions and element declarations). An abstract element or complex type cannot used to validate an element instance. If there is a reference to an abstract element, only element declarations that can substitute the abstract element can be used to validate the instance. For references to abstract type definitions, only derived types can be used.

All Model GroupChild elements can be provided in any order in instances. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#element-all.

Choice Model GroupOnly one from the list of child elements and model groups can be provided in instances. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#element-choice.

Collapse Whitespace PolicyReplace tab, line feed, and carriage return characters with space character (Unicode character 32). Then, collapse contiguous sequences of space characters into single space character, and remove leading and trailing space characters.

Disallowed Substitutions(Applies to element declarations). If substitution is specified, then substitution group members cannot be used in place of the given element declaration to validate element instances. If derivation methods, e.g. extension, restriction, are specified, then the given element declaration will not validate element instances that have types derived from the element declaration's type using the specified derivation methods. Normally, element instances can override their declaration's type by specifying an xsi:type attribute.

Key ConstraintLike Uniqueness Constraint, but additionally requires that the specified value(s) must be provided. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#cIdentity-constraint_Definitions.

Key Reference ConstraintEnsures that the specified value(s) must match value(s) from a Key Constraint or Uniqueness Constraint. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#cIdentity-constraint_Definitions.

Model GroupGroups together element content, specifying the order in which the element content can occur and the number of times the group of element content may be repeated. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#Model_Groups.

Nillable(Applies to element declarations). If an element declaration is nillable, instances can use the xsi:nil attribute. The xsi:nil attribute is the boolean attribute, nil, from the http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance namespace. If an element instance has an xsi:nil attribute set to true, it can be left empty, even though its element declaration may have required content.

NotationA notation is used to identify the format of a piece of data. Values of elements and attributes that are of type, NOTATION, must come from the names of declared notations. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#cNotation_Declarations.

Preserve Whitespace PolicyPreserve whitespaces exactly as they appear in instances.

Prohibited Derivations(Applies to type definitions). Derivation methods that cannot be used to create sub-types from a given type definition.

Prohibited Substitutions(Applies to complex type definitions). Prevents sub-types that have been derived using the specified derivation methods from validating element instances in place of the given type definition.

Replace Whitespace PolicyReplace tab, line feed, and carriage return characters with space character (Unicode character 32).

Sequence Model GroupChild elements and model groups must be provided in the specified order in instances. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#element-sequence.

Substitution GroupElements that are members of a substitution group can be used wherever the head element of the substitution group is referenced.

Substitution Group Exclusions(Applies to element declarations). Prohibits element declarations from nominating themselves as being able to substitute a given element declaration, if they have types that are derived from the original element's type using the specified derivation methods.

Target NamespaceThe target namespace identifies the namespace that components in this schema belongs to. If no target namespace is provided, then the schema components do not belong to any namespace.

Uniqueness ConstraintEnsures uniqueness of an element/attribute value, or a combination of values, within a specified scope. See: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#cIdentity-constraint_Definitions.