> > >>> [log in to unmask] 2004-01-23 10:20:12 >>>
> > You should be able to define them as xs:string, in which case white
> > space is retained. Well, in theory, anyway.

> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 07:30, Andrew E Switala wrote:
> > Whitespace normalization is done at the level of the XML parser, so by
> > the time schema validation happens the attributes have already been
> > normalized.

On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 07:49, Karen Coyle wrote:
> Well, it sounds like "the parser" isn't schema compliant.

Well, you have XML parsers, and some of them optionally implement schema
validation and some of them don't.  But an XML parser that is just
trying to get DOM from a well formed XML document has to make the same
DOM weather it is bothering to do schema validation or not.

> In which case
> the same would be true for the strings within the <nonSort> element. So
> this whole nonSort thing really doesn't work.

That does not follow at all.  He made an assertion about *attribute*
space normalization rules in XML parsers, not white space in
*elements*.  My understanding is that whitespace rules in elements are
not the same as in attributes.

> In which case, we should
> go with Roy's solution, even though that's not how MARC does it.

Okay, now this is really a stretch.  Please leave it the way it is now:)

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