W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > xmlschema-dev@w3.org > June 2002

Re: Clarification on enumerations

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 15:08:08 +0100
Message-ID: <153-1619648742.20020619150808@jenitennison.com>
To: "Michael Leditschke" <mike@ammd.com.au>
CC: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

Hi Michael,

> I guess it comes down to interpretation of language - a problem with
> all specs - but to me a pattern is "a single defining aspect" of the
> lexical space, not the value space. In which case, shouldn't the
> definition of a facet be a bit broader (as it is by implication in
> the definition of a datatype)?

Probably, I guess. The value space and the lexical space are related,
after all, so if a facet constrains the value space then it constrains
the lexical space and if a facet constrains the lexical space then
it's likely to also constrain the value space (though not necessarily,
of course).

BTW, if you're enjoying swimming in the muddy water of what facets
constrain, then you should explore the whiteSpace facet, which
"constrains" the value space by allowing *more* lexical
representations to reflect values in that space that would otherwise
be permitted.



Jeni Tennison
Received on Wednesday, 19 June 2002 10:08:11 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 14:55:57 UTC