Re: Attribute type NMTOKEN
At 04:25 PM 5/8/98 -0400, Chris Maden wrote: >[John E. Simpson] >> As I understand it (would appreciate being corrected if wrong), >> NMTOKEN essentially applies a constraint on the form of the >> attribute's value (i.e. value must be a valid name token -- start >> with either a letter or an underscore) without constraining the >> *specific* value. So yes, your "open-ended or... too big to list" >> assumption is correct, with the qualification that a type of NMTOKEN >> would not allow a value such as "1ABC," "//ENGLISH," or >> " WHITESPACE." > >A possible misunderstanding here: a NMTOKEN itself can't contain >whitespace, but the attribute value specification, the quoted thing >after the equals sign, can: so ><my-element my-name-token=" WHITESPACE"> >*is* a valid NMTOKEN attribute specification. The NMTOKEN in this >example is only "WHITESPACE", though; the leading (and trailing) >whitespace is trimmed. Thanks for that clarification, Chris! Best regards, | It's no disgrace t'be poor, John E. Simpson | but it might as well be. simpson@p... | -- "Kin" Hubbard xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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