Requesting clarification on the use and population of spaces. The following sentences seem to conflict with each other:
-Significant characters shall be left justified. Leading spaces are presumed to be significant character.
-Trailing spaces must be suppressed unless they are necessary to satisfy a minimum length.
Our compliance tool allowed a value of (as an example) 0001111<space><space><space> in 2000C TRN03: 7 numeric characters followed by 3 spaces that satisfies the 10-character min/max length criteria.
Another downstream compliance tool has rejected it stating spaces should be left justified and instead reported as <space><space><space>0001111.
Please advise which scenario is correct. Thank you.
The first scenario where there are three trailing spaces is correct and should not be rejected. The spaces are to satisfy a minimum length, they are not significant characters.