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XML Schema Infoset Model, Part 2
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3. Simple types

Atomic data types page 4 of 10

Atomic data types have values that cannot be divided or broken down further. Atomic data types can be either primitive or derived, which is explained in Primitive and derived data types . Numbers and strings are atomic data types because their values cannot be described using smaller parts.

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

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