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Re: [Serialization] SCHEMA-C

From: Mary Holstege <mary.holstege@marklogic.com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 09:29:12 -0700
Message-ID: <16558.11864.166000.242825@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Cc: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>


Henry Zongaro writes:
> 
> Mary,
> 
>      In [1], you submitted the following comment on the Last Call Working 
> Draft of XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization on behalf of the XML Schema 
> Working Group:
> 
> > [C] [Section 2: Serializing Arbitrary Data Models] Saying the process 
> fails
> > for sequences containing xs:QName or xs:NOTATION nodes seems unhelpful. 
> What
> > happens if I have such a sequence? This appears to be a serialization 
> error
> > because processor is unable to cast an atomic value to string. 
> Suggestion:
> > replace 'process will fail' statement with 'serialization error'.
> 
>      Thanks to you and the working group for this comment.
> 
>      The XSL and XML Query Working Groups discussed the comment, and 
> agreed that the description should indicate that this is a serialization 
> error.  In fact, the second and sixth items in the numbered list in 
> Section 2 already normatively indicate that fact.  For clarity, the note 
> in Section 2 will be changed to use the term "serialization error" as 
> well.
> 
>      As that is the change the XML Schema Working Group recommended, I 
> trust it will be acceptable.  May I ask you to confirm that the working 
> group finds the response acceptable?

The Schema WG thanks you for this response. We find the clarification as a
serialization error an improvement and accept that. We continue to be deeply
troubled, however, by the fact that data models with xs:QNames fail to
serialize and therefore validate correctly. We are heartened by our knowledge
that the Query/XSL Working groups have continued to discuss that matter, and
encourage them in that effort.

//Mary
Received on Friday, 21 May 2004 13:11:46 GMT

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