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Re: Length facet and QName

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 08 Nov 2002 10:35:42 +0000
To: Michael <listes.marchegay@wanadoo.fr>
Cc: xmlschema-dev <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b65v89wn5.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Michael <listes.marchegay@wanadoo.fr> writes:

> I'm wondering how length (or pattern) facets shall be handled when used
> to restrict a QName.
> 
> Are these facets applied as if the QName was a simple collapsed string
> (the namespace prefix is just considered as a normal portion of the
> string), or does the URI corresponding to the prefix is to be taken into
> account?

This is a recorded issue against the REC [1] with an erratum in
progress.  Short answer: length is deprecated wrt QName, processors
should treat length tests on QNames as always-succeed no-ops.

ht

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/05/xmlschema-rec-comments.xml#pfiQNameFacets
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