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Subject: RE: [xacml] Is whitespace significant in the XML representation of XACML?
Well, that’s the problem. Whitespace in XML may or may not be significant:
In particular, an XML Schema may define what whitespace is and isn’t significant:
Our schema’s don’t use that, so I guess the default behavior applies, which is that whitespace within elements is significant.
I wonder if this makes sense, though. If we had started out with, say, YAML rather than XML, I doubt we would have come up with a system where the value of an AttributeValue could end with a newline.
From: David Brossard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Wouldn't that be behavior inherited from XML itself where whitespace does matter?
On May 3, 2016 6:34 PM, "Sinnema, Remon" <email@example.com> wrote:
I saw the urn:oasis:names:tc:xacml:1.0:function:string-normalize-space function, which would be superfluous if whitespace were *not* significant, so I assume that it is, but I don’t see this explicitly stated in the spec. Also, it doesn’t seem to provide a good user experience for those of us unlucky enough to write policies by hand. Thoughts?