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XML Schema Infoset Model, Part 2
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3. Simple types

Union data types page 10 of 10

Union data types are those whose value spaces and lexical spaces are the union of value spaces and lexical spaces of two or more other data types. A union data type enables an element or attribute value to be one or more instances of a type drawn from the union or combination of multiple atomic and list types. Union types have a memberTypes attribute value that is a list of all the types in the union. Union types can also have pattern and enumeration facets.

Union data type elements may contain some attributes, which are described by

Refer to the XML Schema Part 0: Primer for more information on the union data type.

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