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RE: Changing the official W3C XML Schema for the xml: namespace

From: Hugh Sloan <sloan01@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 10:50:34 -0700
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To: "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Cc: xml-editor@w3.org

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> [Original Message]
> From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
> To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
> Cc: <xml-editor@w3.org>
> Date: 9/1/04 10:27:27 AM
> Subject: Changing the official W3C XML Schema for the xml: namespace
> The W3C's XML Core WG is considering a change to the XML Schema for the
> http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace namespace (i.e. the xml: namespace).
> The schema itself is available at http://www.w3.org/2001/xml.xsd .
> Currently, that schema says that the default value of xml:space is
> "preserve".  This is inconsistent with the description of xml:space in
> Section 2.10 of the XML 1.0 and XML 1.1 Recommendations, which say:
> 	The root element of any document is considered to have
> 	signaled no intentions as regards application space
> 	handling, unless it provides a value for this attribute
> 	or the attribute is declared with a default value.
> In particular, XSLT behaves differently when xml:space is present in a
> document with the value "preserve" (either explicitly or by inheritance
> from a schema), and WXS-aware implementations of XSLT are now becoming
> available.  Forcing xml:space to be in effect present with a value of
> "preserve", except where explicitly specified otherwise, would break
> existing expectations.
> Therefore, the XML Core WG would like to remove the default value
> of xml:space from the XML Schema.
> Please send comments to xml-editor@w3.org, which is copied on this
> message.
> This discharges my action to the WG.
> -- 
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