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Re: ORA-SE-296-E: Please define "serialization error" (qt-2004Feb1041-01)

From: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 16:15:34 -0400
To: Stephen.Buxton@oracle.com
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF6F1F13C1.FD7C8FC8-ON85256F2E.0061A2A9-85256F2E.006F47F3@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.

SECTION 2: serializing arbitrary data models

The term "serialization error" is used in various places
but never formally defined and therefore it
is not clear what this term encompasses.  Step 2 says 
"It is a serialization error if the value cannot be cast to 
xs:string." and step 6 says "It is a serialization error if an 
item in the sequence is an attribute node or a namespace node."
So "serialization error" includes at least these two conditions,
but it is not clear on reading this section whether there might
be others defined later in the specification.  The paragraph
after the six steps says "If the normalization process results 
in a serialization error, the processor must signal the error."
So it must signal the two just described; are there any others?

     Thank you for your comment, which I am handling editorially.

     I have added a terminology section that includes a definition of 
"serialization error", and what it means to signal a serialization error. 
I would appreciate if you could check the next draft of the specification 
when it becomes available to verify that you find the definition to be 


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