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Re: ORA-SE-308-C: What circumstances are meant by "in all other circumstances"?

From: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 11:50:24 -0400
To: Stephen.Buxton@oracle.com
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1360306B.4FEBDE48-ON85256ED0.00562BD0-85256ED0.0056FF8C@ca.ibm.com>

Steve,

     In [1], you submitted the following comment on the Last Call Working 
Draft of XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization:

<<
SECTION 4: XML output method

Second para: "In all other circumstances, the serialized form must
comply with the requirements described for the xml output method."
It is not clear what "all other circumstances" is constrasting
itself with.  One naturally looks back to the first paragraph
to see what conditions it lays out.  The only condition in that
paragraph appears to be "unless the processor is unable to 
satisfy those rules...".  Thus the logical structure appears to
be:

test if the processor is able to satisfy such-and-such rules
  if yes, the beginning of the first paragraph appies
  if no, the second paragraph applies.

But this seems unlikely to be your intent.
>>

     Thank you for this comment.

     The XSL and XML Query Working Groups discussed your comment.  In 
response to other comments in Section 4, the working groups decided to 
reword the first and third paragraphs of that section in order to make it 
clear that a serialization error results if the serialized result is not a 
well-formed document entity or external general parsed entity.  In 
addition, the second paragraph of section 4 was deleted.

     The working groups believe that these changes address your comment as 
well.

     I believe that a representative of Oracle was present when this 
decision was made, so I will assume the response is acceptable to you.

Thanks,

Henry [On behalf of the XSL and XML Query Working Groups]
[1] 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2004Feb/0924.html
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