[JAXP-78] validation fails to complain on white-space around tokens Created: 24/Jun/13  Updated: 04/Oct/13

Status: Open
Project: jaxp
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Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: m_perdikeas Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
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javac 1.7.0_21 Ubuntu 12.04.2


You can try this usecase with:

git clone https://github.com/mperdikeas/jaxp-validation-space-around-token.git && cd jaxp-validation-space-around-token && ant

The code executes and validates the a.xml instance document although, given the A.xsd grammer, it should have complained due to the extra whitespace.

This was originally reported to JAXB's bugtracker:


But the engineer responsible suggested that I report it to JAXP instead.

Crux of the matter is that I have a type defined as a token in XSD and in an instance document an enumerated value appears with whitespace around it and the validation doesn't complain although it should:

From XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes Second Edition, section 3.3.2, token:

[Definition:] token represents tokenized strings. The - value space- of token is the set of strings that do not contain the carriage return (#xD), line feed (#xA) nor tab (#x9) characters, that have no leading or trailing spaces (#x20) and that have no internal sequences of two or more spaces.

Files follow:


<xs:schema targetNamespace="foo://a"

<xs:element name="type" type="Type"/>

<xs:simpleType name="Type">
<xs:restriction base="xs:token">
<xs:enumeration value="Archive"/>
<xs:enumeration value="Organisation"/>



<a:type xmlns:a="foo://a" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="foo://a A.xsd"
>Organisation </a:type>

(notice the space after 'Organization')

Java validating code

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.ByteArrayInputStream;
import java.io.File;

import javax.xml.XMLConstants;

import org.xml.sax.SAXException;
import org.xml.sax.InputSource;

import javax.xml.transform.sax.SAXSource;
import javax.xml.validation.Validator;
import javax.xml.validation.SchemaFactory;
import javax.xml.validation.Schema;

import javax.xml.transform.Source;
import javax.xml.transform.stream.StreamSource;

import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;
import java.nio.ByteBuffer;

public class FooMain {
public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {
SchemaFactory schemaFactory = SchemaFactory.newInstance(XMLConstants.W3C_XML_SCHEMA_NS_URI);
Schema SCHEMA = SchemaFactory.newInstance(XMLConstants.W3C_XML_SCHEMA_NS_URI).newSchema( new StreamSource(new File("A.xsd")));
Validator validator = SCHEMA.newValidator();
SAXSource source = new SAXSource(new InputSource(new ByteArrayInputStream(


{ validator.validate(source); System.out.println("validates"); }

catch (SAXException e)

{ System.out.println("doesn't validate"); }


Comment by Franta Mejta [ 04/Oct/13 ]

The value of "Organisation " is completely ok for xsd:token. See http://www.xmlplease.com/normalized.

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