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Re: Definition of numbers in the MathML RelaxNG

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 16:47:13 +0000
Message-ID: <513B6791.5080009@nag.co.uk>
To: Frédéric WANG <fred.wang@free.fr>
CC: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
On 19/12/2012 12:27, Frédéric WANG wrote:
> Hi Math WG,
> I notice that in the regular expression for "length" and
> "mpadded-length", you use the following definition of numbers:
> [0-9]*(\.[0-9]*)?
> which allows empty string as numbers and whitespace-only "length".
> I'm wondering if you could replace this regular expression by:
> [0-9]*(\.[0-9]*|[0-9])
> That will make the schema a bit stricter and help me for a tool I'm
> developing.

Stephen pointed out off list that this would still allow a single "."
with no digit and suggested


I have finally got round to updating this so the draft spec at




shows this change.

The RelaxNG and XSD schemas are also updated at




These changes mean that the file

<math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" >
<mo lspace=".pt"/>
<mo lspace="pt"/>
<mpadded width=".pt"><mo>+</mo></mpadded>
<mpadded width="pt"><mo>+</mo></mpadded>

which was previously reported as valid is now reported as invalid, which
matches the prose description of the syntax of these attributes given in
the spec.

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