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xs: element type for char?

Saathvik Reddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
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I am trying to write a xsd(schema definition). I have a element which should be of char type. What would be the xs:element type?

<xs:element name="action" type="xs:string" />

Should i use the string to map to char or does xsd have anything special for char

Marco Ehrentreich
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Joined: Mar 07, 2007
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Hi Srikanth,

here's a list of the built-in XML schema types.

There's no special type for single characters so you will have to map it to a string and deal with it in Java or you could create an user defined simple type which restricts the string type for example by using a regular expression for a single character.

Saathvik Reddy
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Thanks for the clarification.
Have you checked out Aspose?
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