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RE: Comments and element content for serialization

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 08:35:20 -0400
To: "Paul Cotton" <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Ashok Malhotra" <ashokma@microsoft.com>, "David E. Cleary" <davec@progress.com>, "Martin Gudgin" <marting@develop.com>, "Rich Salz" <rsalz@zolera.com>, "W3C XP" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, xml-dist-app-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA039A7DE.DFB595AF-ON85256A64.002FADF5@lotus.com>
Paul Cotton writes:

>> We do not allow comments to be embedded 
>> within simple types.  was wrong so I 
>> checked with Ashok Malhotra who is an 
>> Editor of the XML Schema: Datatypes spec. 
>> He says that comments can be used anywhere
>> inside an element whose type is an XML 
>> Schema datatype.

I sent a note a few days ago that I think bears on this.  As far as I 
recall, the constructions that make clear that comments are ignored are in 
the Schema Structures spec, not datatypes.  I don't have the text 
available, but structures basically says that validation is done on the 
_character_ children of an element or attribute, skipping comments, etc. I 
_think_ that datatypes is silent on how you get from text in an XML 
document to a string of charcters to validate against a type to integer. 
So, I think the general conclusion is right, but we may need a bit of SOAP 
spec cleanup to get all the details in there.

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