[whatwg] Trailing garbage, numbers and conformance

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Thu Apr 5 11:08:28 PDT 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 20:44, Ian Hickson wrote:

> The conformance requirements require the strings to be (e.g. in the  
> case
> of floating point numbers) "valid floating point number", which  
> doesn't
> allow any spaces or non-numeric data, trailing or leading.

Oops. Sorry. Somehow I managed to miss that. Thanks.

I like forbidding surrounding whitespace, so I'm not complaining, but  
I am mildly amused how this makes XSD datatypes even less applicable  
than previously thought. This leaves the regexp feature of XSD  
datatypes as the only feature that is useful for HTML5 conformance  
checking. (And even the definition of the XSD regexps is – how would  
I put it – less than great.)

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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