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Re: whitespace and numbers

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 15 Nov 2000 23:12:40 +0000
To: Jasmin Wason <jlw98r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b7l64x21j.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Jasmin Wason <jlw98r@ecs.soton.ac.uk> writes:

> If an XML Schema defines the type of an element to be an integer, is it
> acceptable for the instance document to contain whitespace within the
> tags for that element? E.g.
> <number>    7</number>
> I have used a parser that complains that this is not an integer. After
> looking at [1] it seems like this is a bug in the parser, but I just
> thought I'd check.

That's a valid element of type 'integer'.  But the whitespace stuff is 
new in the 22 September draft, so parsers may not have caught up yet.


> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-xmlschema-2-20001024/#dt-whiteSpace
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