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Re: Should this schema be invalid?

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 13:27:32 -0400
To: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
Cc: Cliff Schmidt <cschmidt@microsoft.com>, Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>, "'Jeni Tennison'" <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Xan Gregg <xan@tibco.com>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFD502AD53.DF05208D-ON85256C0D.005EC60C@lotus.com>

Henry Thompson writes:

>> There is linear cost in FSM size for top-level numeric
>> exponents.  Nested numeric exponents are geometricallhy
>> expensive.  Matt Fuchs once alleged he knew how to beat
>> this.  If so, great.  If not, I'd prefer to legislate
>> it out of existence, i.e. rule out numeric min/max
>> (other than 0 and 1) except at the top-level of content
>> models.

Sounds right to me (though I think this is an incompatible change, and 
would have to wait for such time as we might decide to do an incompatible 
release of the language.)  Thanks!

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