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Bug 2280 - [FO] what is whitespace in a regular expression?
Summary: [FO] what is whitespace in a regular expression?
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Functions and Operators 1.0 (show other bugs)
Version: Last Call drafts
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P2 trivial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ashok Malhotra
QA Contact: Mailing list for public feedback on specs from XSL and XML Query WGs
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Reported: 2005-09-21 23:50 UTC by Fred Zemke
Modified: 2007-02-25 23:44 UTC (History)
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Description Fred Zemke 2005-09-21 23:50:17 UTC
I assume that the whitespace characters that are disregarded 
when mode 'x' is specified are the same as XML 1.0 production [3] S.
It might be good to reference this rule explicitly.  By the way,
XML spells it "white space" whereas you spell it "whitespace".
Comment 1 Michael Kay 2005-09-22 14:41:00 UTC
For the record, this comment is in the same area as bug 1922, though it's
actually a distinct comment.

Some of our specs, regrettably, have adopted the spelling "white space" as used
in the base XML spec. Personally, I strongly prefer "whitespace" because the
term does not mean "space that is white" (as contrasted with space that is red
or green). 

Michael Kay
Comment 2 Ashok Malhotra 2005-09-27 15:25:41 UTC
The WGs decided on 9/27 to add a sentence to the description of the 'x' flag
that says, in effect, that 'whitespace means the four characters x9, xA, xD and
Comment 3 John Cowan 2005-09-29 12:45:07 UTC
As XML 1.1 and XML 1.0 3e editor, I tried to weed the term "white space" out of
the specs, but the W3C wouldn't have it.  Good luck.
Comment 4 Jim Melton 2007-02-25 23:44:21 UTC
Closing bug because commenter has not objected to the resolution posted and more than two weeks have passed.