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   Re: SCHEMA: length for binary datatypes

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: Bob Kline <bkline@rksystems.com>
  • Date: 08 Apr 2000 11:22:10 +0100

Bob Kline <bkline@rksystems.com> writes:

> In http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/, section 5.2.12 (and elsewhere in
> the recommendation), I see language which states that the length facet
> specifies the number of octets for binary types.  Section 4.2.1,
> however, says the length for binary datatypes is in bits.  Anyone know
> which is correct?

This was corrected in the draft released yesterday [1]:

  "If {base type definition} is binary, then the length of the value, as
   measured in octets of the binary data, is equal to {value};"


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dc-length
  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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