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Old August 29th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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You've missed something out. You talk about how the XML file "will show" or how it "gets rendered". But that doesn't depend on the schema. The schema can define an element as optional, but whether it's actually present in an XML instance or not depends on the software that creates the instance.

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