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RE: /WD-xpath-datamodel-20030502/

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 08:42:46 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E1767@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: mrys@microsoft.com, public-qt-comments@w3.org

From which I may deduce that the data model is then incomplete
for XSLT+XPATH?

I make the assumption that XSLT is incomplete without xpath.

That may be fine for the xquery people, I find it puzzling
from an XSLT perspective?


Perhaps the document title is wrong?

regards DaveP




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Rys [mailto:mrys@microsoft.com]
> Sent: 09 May 2003 20:40
> To: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk; public-qt-comments@w3.org
> Subject: RE: /WD-xpath-datamodel-20030502/
> 
> 
> The wording says it is outside of the scope of the data model document
> and I think that's where it belongs. However, the XSLT spec 
> may say that
> you have to represent certain information in the data model and thus
> make this part of the scope of the XSLT spec...
> 
> Best regards
> Michael
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk [mailto:David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk]
> > Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 7:22 AM
> > To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
> > Subject: /WD-xpath-datamodel-20030502/
> > 
> > 
> > <quote>
> > 3.7 Comments, Processing Instructions, and Whitespace
> > Although the data model is able to represent comments, processing
> > instructions, and insignificant whitespace, preservation of this
> > information
> > may be unnecessary and onerous for some applications.
> > 
> > An instance of the data model can be constructed from an Infoset, a
> PSVI,
> > or
> > from some other data source entirely. Different applications may or
> may
> > not
> > choose to construct nodes in the data model to represent comments,
> > processing instructions, and insignificant white space. These
> decisions
> > are
> > considered outside the scope of the data model. 
> Consequently the data
> > model
> > makes no attempt to control or identify the sort of 
> processing in this
> > regard that an application uses to construct a data model instance.
> > </quote>
> > 
> > 
> > I am concerned about the 'may' in the first para, wrt XSLT
> applications.
> > 
> > I'd hope they would be required to be processed in an xslt
> application;
> > If such an application is using this data model, then how 
> can that be
> > enforced?
> > 
> > E.g. I'd hope that the determination of the significance of white
> space is
> > the choice of the end user.
> > 
> > Hence I disagree with this being outside the scope of this 
> data model.
> > 
> > regards DaveP
> > AC RNIB.
> > 
> > 
> > **** snip here ****
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Regards DaveP.
> > 
> > **** snip here *****
> > 
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