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Re: NCName

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 14:03:21 -0400
To: Julie Schenk <schenkj@cisco.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA8BE58EE.133F1F4B-ON85256AD8.00639CCB@lotus.com>
Julie Schenk writes:

>> Does anyone know of any way at all to allow an 
>> xsd:element name to contain a
>> space?

XML element names are not allowed to contain spaces.  See the 
specification at [1].  Given that the purpose of an xsd:element is to 
validate such XML elements, it would make no sense for XML schema to allow 
names that XML 1.0 itself does not.  So, no spaces, with or without 
schemas.  Sorry.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#NT-Name

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