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Re: ORA-SE-328-E: no mention of the standalone property

From: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 14:38:00 -0400
To: Stephen Buxton <Stephen.Buxton@oracle.com>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB3DC1188.E2705033-ON85256EB2.0065F5DE-85256EB2.00665796@ca.ibm.com>


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

Stephen Buxton wrote on 2004-02-18 05:21:28 PM:
> SECTION 4.8:  XML output method: other parameters
> There is no section for the standalone parameter, and it is not
> mentioned here either.  In section 3 "Serialization parameters"
> two paragraphs after the list of parameters, last sentence, it 
> says "If the semantics of a parameter are not described for an 
> output method, then it is not applicable to that output method."
> This would seem to imply that the standalone parameter is not
> applicable to the XML output method.  But that can't be; see
> section 4.5 "XML output method: the omit-xml-declaration parameter,
> which describes interactions between the omit-xml-declaration
> parameter and the standalone parameter.  Arguably these mentions
> are sufficient, but it would be better if either the standalone
> property appeared in the title of some section, or was listed
> in this section as one of the "other parameters".

     In response to your comment, I applied an editorial change to rename 
the section that was previously entitled "XML output method: the 
omit-xml-declaration Parameter" to "XML Output Method: the 
omit-xml-declaration and standalone Parameters".  I believe that should 
make it clear that the standalone parameter is applicable to the xml 
output method.

     Thank you for submitting your comment.


Henry Zongaro      Xalan development
IBM SWS Toronto Lab   T/L 969-6044;  Phone +1 905 413-6044
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