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Re: Are attribute values case sensitivite

From: Pete Cordell <petexmldev@codalogic.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:28:58 -0000
Message-ID: <9C0F61ADB42049BF9A937C769FC30DB8@Codalogic>
To: "Shai Gotlib" <Shai.Gotlib@amdocs.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
XML will preserve the case when presenting attribute values to the 
application.  I suppose the application could decide whether it's case 
sensitive or not.

If your application is an XML Schema parser, then it is case-sensitive. 
Things like xs:string are QNames, where the 'string' part of the name is a 
local name, which matches an element name, and element names in XML are case 
sensitive.  Try looking in the XML 1.0 spec for a statement on that.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shai Gotlib" <Shai.Gotlib@amdocs.com>
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:52 AM
Subject: Are attribute values case sensitivite


I wondered whether attribute values are case sensitive.
For example: are both expressions identical?

*         <xs:restriction base="xs:String">

*         <xs:restriction base="xs:string">

In general my question is what is case sensitive and what is not in XML and 
specifically in XML schema.
I found that Peter Flynn wrote that XML is all case sensitive 

I will really appreciate if someone will give me the answer with references 
from the relevant specification.

Thanks in advance,

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