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ORA-XQ-064-E: "may be regarded" may be regarded harmful

From: Stephen Buxton <Stephen.Buxton@oracle.com>
Date: 16 Feb 04 11:21:32
Message-Id: <200402161921.i1GJLWb18847@rgmgw4.us.oracle.com>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org

SECTION 2.1.1: static context

In-scope collations: it says that a collation "may be regarded...".
Unlike F&O, there is no definition of "may".  The F&O
definition ("Conforming documents and processors are permitted to, 
but need not, behave as described") does not seem appropriate here. 
Is an implementation permitted, but
not required, to "regard" a collation as an object with two
functions?  I don't think an implementation can "regard" anything, 
since "regarding" is a mental act (though implementers, their
product literature and their users might have such a mental model).

- Steve B.
Received on Monday, 16 February 2004 14:21:37 UTC

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