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RE: Mixed content and empty content

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 16:01:14 -0000
To: <dmaze@us.ibm.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <013c01c81ca0$6e6ad7a0$6501a8c0@turtle>
> Empty is a special case of element-only content, and whitespace is always
> allowed in element-only content. I think.

XML Schema 1.0, section 3.4.4, clause 2.1 states that if the {content type}
of a complex type is empty(which is the case for an empty <xs:complexType/>
declaration with mixed="false") then the element being validated may have no
character or element information item [children] at all, which sounds like
it explicitly excludes whitespace.  So <foo/> and <foo></foo> would both be
valid, but not <foo> </foo>. 
Thanks for the correction. Shouldn't try to answer questions from memory.
Michael Kay
Received on Thursday, 1 November 2007 16:01:33 UTC

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