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Re: Jim Melton: XML Query WG review of RIF Datatypes and Built-Ins 1.0

From: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 23:51:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4AC81BA5.5010605@gmail.com>
To: Jim Melton <jim.melton@oracle.com>
CC: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, "public-rif-comments@w3.org" <public-rif-comments@w3.org>, "w3c-xsl-query@w3.org" <w3c-xsl-query@w3.org>


"hello"^^xs:integer is not in the value space of any datatype, thus 
is-literal-string would return false and is-literal-not-string would also return 
false.  So you are satisfied.

There actually is no isLiteral function defined in our spec (although it can be 
approximated by this combination above), I was just hoping the idea of it would 
help explain what we're talking about.


Jim Melton wrote:
> Chris,
> As you will see in my response to Sandro, my real concern is illustrated 
> by "values" such as "hello"^^xs:integer.  If both the is-string and 
> is-literal-not-string functions either return false or report a 
> parse/syntax/something error, then I'm satisfied.
> I don't recall right offhand what your isLiteral() function returns in 
> cases such as "hello"^^xs:integer", so I can't quickly answer "great" or 
> "doesn't help".
> Thanks,
>    Jim
> At 10/1/2009 06:10 PM, Chris Welty wrote:
>> Jim,
>> Regarding the naming, does this help:
>> is-literal-not-string (x) is defined to be
>> isLiteral(x) && !isString(x)
>> Honestly I can't think of a more informative name for it.
>> -Chris (sent from my iPhone)
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