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Possible errors in minExclusive and maxExclusive relative to fixed

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 15:15:06 -0500
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To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Hi folks, my name is Ken and I develop XML-related training material.  I've 
been involved in XML since the start in Jon's "special interest group" and 
I'm now working on two new deliveries that include W3C XML Schema:

   http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/schedule.htm#i2xim
   http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/schedule.htm#pxim

Going through "Part 2 Datatypes" with a fine-toothed-comb, I found 
something that didn't sit right with me.

Trying to look into the archives of 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-schema-comments/ I get the 
following error:

   An HTTP error occured while getting the requested URI.
   Generated by http://search.w3.org/

... so I apologize in advance if this has been discussed.

Looking at the errata I also don't see this issue discussed.

I think these are "Error" type fixes and neither "Editorial" or 
"Clarification".

Section 4.3.8.1 states: If {fixed} is true, then types for which the 
current type is the {base type definition} cannot specify a value for 
maxExclusive other than {value}.

Problem: if {value} is specified for maxExclusive it violates the 
constraint of being exclusively less than the specified max value because 
it is equal.

Section 4.3.9.1 states: If {fixed} is true, then types for which the 
current type is the {base type definition} cannot specify a value for 
minExclusive other than {value}.

Problem: if {value} is specified for minExclusive it violates the 
constraint of being exclusively greater than the specified max value 
because it is equal.

Possible action:

Since both 4.3.8.2 and 4.3.9.2 indicate that the boolean value for "fixed" 
appears to be fixed at "false", then the problem sentences should just be 
removed since they are moot and would never apply.

Actually does that then make this an editorial change?

I hope this makes sense; please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

.................. Ken


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