[DFDL-WG] DFDL V1 draft 037 available.
alan_powell at uk.ibm.com
Mon Dec 7 09:50:57 CST 2009
DFDL V1 draft 037 is available as ogf-dfdl-v1.0-Core-037.final.doc at
The most significant change is the definition of the new scoping rules.
A summary of the changes is below.
Documented new scoping rules
Added meaning of empty string for dfdl:binaryBooleanTrueRep
Changed dfdl:textPadCharacter to dfdl:textxxxPadCharacter and clarified
use of %#rxx;
Changed 'logical data model' to 'infoset' throughout
xs:maxOccurs violation is a validation error
Clarified selector scope
Dfdl:defineFormat can only contain one dfdl:format. Dropped baseFormat.
Defined order for resolving floating elements.
Changed dfdl:length() function to dfdl:representationLength()
Moved dfdl:textNumberBase from textNumberFormat. Other minor changes to
Cannot have expression for dfdl:lengthKind
Many commemts that have been fixed or no longer relevant have been
Changed dfdl:binaryCalendarRepresentation to dfdl: binaryCalendarRep and
binaryNumberRepresentation to binaryNumberRep to be consistent
Added table for logical type mapping to representation
Escaping now controlled solely by dfdl:escapeSchemeRef.
Added dfdl: truncateKnownLengthString
Improved section on lengths but not complete
Added Mapping logical numbers to text representation and Mapping logical
numbers to binary representation
We will be formally tracking issues with this draft of the specification.
Any issues, omissions or errors should be raised on the gridforge tracker
for the project at
Any minor issues such as spelling errors can be marked up in the document
and sent to me.
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