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Re: Extending enumerated simple content of complex types

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 26 Mar 2003 12:44:10 +0000
To: "Simon Cox" <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Cc: "Hugh Wallis" <hugh_wallis@hyperion.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bvfy647s5.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

"Simon Cox" <Simon.Cox@csiro.au> writes:

> I often wondered about this.  
> When to use "token", and when "Name"?  
> What is the intended difference?

'token' differs from 'string' only in whitespace processing -- string
does none, token does the maximum.  'Name' differs from 'token' in
that it restricts the contents to be an XML Name, starting with a
namestart character and containing only name characters.

So "$%%*!" is a token, but not a Name.

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