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RE: XML Schema WG comments on Functions and Operators

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 09:48:57 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E1B3A@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: cmsmcq@acm.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org

Michael said:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen [mailto:cmsmcq@acm.org]

> 2.5. Definition of whitespace
> 
>     Section 7.4.10 defines the function fn:normalize-space as doing
>     various things to whitespace, but it does not define the term
>     whitespace. It should, since various definitions are possible.
>     The Unicode character database, for example, lists the following
>     Unicode characters as whitespace in the file PropList-3_1_0.txt:
> 
>       * 0009..000D ; White_space # Cc [5] <control>..<control>
>       * 0020 ; White_space # Zs SPACE
>       * 0085 ; White_space # Cc <control>
>       * 00A0 ; White_space # Zs NO-BREAK SPACE
>       * 1680 ; White_space # Zs OGHAM SPACE MARK
>       * 2000..200A ; White_space # Zs [11] EN QUAD..HAIR SPACE
>       * 2028 ; White_space # Zl LINE SEPARATOR
>       * 2029 ; White_space # Zp PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR
>       * 202F ; White_space # Zs NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE
>       * 3000 ; White_space # Zs IDEOGRAPHIC SPACE
> 
>     The XML specification defines a smaller set of characters as
>     whitespace, for purposes of whitespace normalization.
> 
>     So some definition is definitely needed.

Please be aware of any impact on  XSL-FO, 
file:///C:/documentation/W3C%20Stds/XSL/xslspec.html#treat-as-word-space

Thanks Michael.

regards DaveP.

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