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ORA-XQ-065-E: vague quantification in "a collation may be regarded"

From: Stephen Buxton <Stephen.Buxton@oracle.com>
Date: 16 Feb 04 11:22:59
Message-Id: <200402161922.i1GJMxG13507@rgmgw5.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...".
The use of "a" in "a collation", together with "may", 
is not clear.  Is this universal quantification
("every collation may be regarded..."), existential
("there exists a collation that may be regarded...")
or just totally permissive ("perhaps there exists a collation
that may be regarded...")?

My own interpretation of your words is that you are not trying
to prescribe how a collation is implemented, but that, no matter
how it is implemented, it shall be open to the interpretation
that it is an object with two functions in its interface.  
This might be better expressed "a collation is effectively an object
with two functions...". 

- Steve B.
Received on Monday, 16 February 2004 14:23:02 UTC

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