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Re: XSLT20: matching-substring and non-matching-substring vs "optional"

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 16:21:21 +0100
To: "Michael Kay" <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Cc: <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <cd5is1pnab9rpo1sdu73u0no27u1nfhcsk@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Michael Kay wrote:
>In my view the language of the spec is correct. X is optional and Y is
>optional, therefore both X and Y are optional. If anyone is in any doubt
>about the meaning, the formal grammar makes it clear (as does the remainder
>of the sentence).

Regardless of whether it's correct, it's awkward and superfluous. As
the Process document notes, W3C strives for a high level of editorial
quality in addition to plain formal correctness.
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