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[Bug 1373] [XQuery] some editorial comments on A.1 EBNF (productions)

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Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 19:27:17 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From jmdyck@ibiblio.org  2005-07-07 19:27 -------
Re changing capitalization:
Note that, with the XQuery grammar, there's a subtlety in determining whether a
symbol derives a regular language. For example, consider ModuleDecl:
    ModuleDecl ::= "module" "namespace" NCName "=" URILiteral Separator
All the symbols on the RHS derive regular languages, and this rule merely
concatenates them, so it would appear to derive a regular language also.
However, because implicit whitespace is allowed/required between those symbols,
and because that can include comments, and because comments nest, the language
derived by ModuleDecl is actually non-regular.
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