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<title>Adding an any element</title>
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<h1 class="topictitle1">Adding an any element</h1>
<div><p>You can use the <samp class="codeph">any</samp> element to provide something
similar to a DTD's ANY content model, however, it must be done in conjunction
with namespaces. This enables you to include any well-formed XML content,
such as an HTML Web page that conforms to XHTML 1.0 syntax.</p><div class="skipspace"><p>For example:</p>
<div class="p"><pre>&lt;element name = "MyWebPage"&gt;
&lt;any namespace =";
&lt; minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded" processContents="skip"/&gt;
<p>The preceding schema fragment allows a <var class="varname">&lt;MyWebPage&gt;</var> element
to contain any well-formed XHTML data that appears in the specified namespace.</p>
<p>The following instructions were written for the Resource perspective, but
they will also work in many other perspectives.</p>
<p>To add an <samp class="codeph">any</samp> element,
follow these steps:</p>
<ol><li class="skipspace"><span>In the Outline view, right-click the content model that you want
to work with and click <b> <span class="uicontrol">Add Any</span></b>. </span></li>
<li class="skipspace"><span>Select the new <samp class="codeph">any</samp> element.</span></li>
<li class="skipspace"><span>In the Properties view of the schema editor, for a <b>namespace</b> value,
you can select <b>##any</b> (this allows any well-formed XML from any namespace), <b>##local </b> (this
allows any well-formed XML that is not declared to be in a namespace), <b>##other </b> (this
allows any well-formed XML that is not from the target namespace of the type
being defined) or <b>##targetNamespace </b> (which is shorthand for the target
namespace of the type being defined). </span></li>
<li class="stepexpand"><span>For a <span class="uicontrol">processContents</span> value, you can select <strong>skip</strong> (the
XML processor will not validate the content at all), <strong>lax</strong> (the XML processor
will validate the content as much as it can), or <strong>strict </strong> (the XML processor
will validate all the content).</span></li>
<li class="stepexpand"><span>The <span class="uicontrol">minOccurs</span> value is the number of times
the <samp class="codeph">any</samp> element must appear in an instance document. You
can select <span class="uicontrol">0</span> if you want the element to be optional;
otherwise, select <span class="uicontrol">1</span>. </span></li>
<li class="skipspace"><span>The <b> <span class="uicontrol">maxOccurs </span>value</b> is the maximum number
of times an <samp class="codeph">any</samp> element may appear. You can select <span class="uicontrol">0</span>, <span class="uicontrol">1</span>,
or, to indicate there is no maximum number of occurrences, <span class="uicontrol">unbounded</span>.</span></li>
<li class="skipspace"><span>Click the <b> <span class="uicontrol">Documentation</span></b> tab if you want
to provide any information about this element.</span> The <span class="uicontrol">Documentation</span> page
is used for human readable material, such as a description, and the <span class="uicontrol">App
Info</span> page can be used to provide information for applications.</li>
<div class="skipspace"><p>(c) Copyright 2001, World Wide Web (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique,
Keio University).</p>