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Bug 1209 - [F&O] Definition of Whitespace
Summary: [F&O] Definition of Whitespace
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Functions and Operators 1.0 (show other bugs)
Version: Last Call drafts
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
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: 2005-04-05 09:47 UTC by Michael Kay
Modified: 2005-04-27 21:29 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Kay 2005-04-05 09:47:28 UTC
In section 7.4.5, fn:normalize-space(), it is stated:

The whitespace characters are defined in [XML 1.0 Recommendation (Third
Edition)] and in [XML 1.1 Recommendation]. The choice of which definitions to
use is ·implementation-defined·.

Presumably the reference is to the metasymbol S (production 3). However, this
metasymbol has the same definition in both versions of XML, so the choice that
appears to be provided here is an illusion.
Comment 1 Jim Melton 2005-04-27 21:17:24 UTC
The definition of whitespace characters as used by this function did not change
between XML 1.0 and XML 1.1. As such, the sentence is a little misleading and
should be clarified. 

The resolution is that the text in section 7.3.5, fn:normalize-space() will be
revised to say "The whitespace characters are defined in the meta symbol S
(Production 3) in XML 1.0."  We will also add an editor's note to say that this
production is the same in XML 1.1 Recommendation. 

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Comment 2 Michael Kay 2005-04-27 21:29:30 UTC
That's fine.