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From "Guido Casper" <>
Subject Re: more xmlforms + schematron, why ?
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2003 16:24:22 GMT
I agree, that the lack of support for regular expressions is the biggest
obstacle to schematron use.

I wonder if anybody is already working on a second validator for XMLForm
with support for regular expressions.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeroen Cranendonk" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:50 PM
Subject: more xmlforms + schematron, why ?

> Looking at xmlforms and schematron more closely, I'm starting to
> wonder why this combination was chosen anyways? from the examples
> it seems the purpose of schematrons is to validate input fields, but
> something simple as if a field is only alpha characters seems to be near
> impossible or atleast really hard with schematron (or am I missing
> here ? )
> Isn't schematron intended for checking document structure, not validity of
> single fields/elements ?
> Could someone eleborate on this ? please ? :)
> and if anyone does have a simple idea of how to do a simple check with
> schematron for alpha or non alpha strings ( 'test' is good, 'test1' or
> 'test#' is bad ) I'd be very gratefull for that too :)
> Many thanks in advance,
> Jeroen Cranendonk

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