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Re: empty elements and xsd:string

From: George Cristian Bina <george@oxygenxml.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:13:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4219D07B.3010704@oxygenxml.com>
To: Bryan Rasmussen <brs@itst.dk>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

Hi Bryan,

That is an empty string. For instance the XML Schema specification part 
2 contains an example that defines a non empty string so it is clear 
that the empty string is accepted by xs:string.

4 Datatype components
4.3 Constraining Facets
4.3.2 minLength

The following is the definition of a ˇuser-derivedˇ datatype which 
requires strings to have at least one character (i.e., the empty string 
is not in the ˇvalue spaceˇ of this datatype).

<simpleType name='non-empty-string'>
   <restriction base='string'>
     <minLength value='1'/>

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

Bryan Rasmussen wrote:
> I've encountered validators which accept an empty element the content of
> which is specified as being of type xsd:string. This strikes me as being
> wrong, and references to why it would be okay?
Received on Monday, 21 February 2005 12:06:39 UTC

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