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Re: [DTB] ACTIONs 428 and 292 completed

From: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:14:05 -0400
Message-ID: <4807AF8D.3020900@gmail.com>
To: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
CC: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>



Axel Polleres wrote:
> 
> Michael Kifer wrote:
>> One more comment. All names of the builtins must belong to some symbol
>> space. So, the proper naming would be something like
>>
>> "pred:isLong"^^rif:iri
>>
>> rather than pred:isLong.
> 
> The first sentence in the  namespace section explains that this is 
> exactly how I use prefixed abbreviations here. The long version is 
> highly unreadable.

While I think we all agree that they are unreadable, keep in mind that people 
will very likely be cutting&pasting from your document, so a comment buried in 
the introduction will easily be missed.  I suggest using the full syntax and 
we'll try to fix the problem universally.

-Chris

> 
>> See, for example, Example 2 in
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/BLD#EBNF_for_the_RIF-BLD_Rule_Language
> 
> 
> 
>> Alternatively, we could allocate a separate symbol space to the
>> builtins. In this case, they would look something like
> 
> I did suggest separatee symbol spaces some time ago in an ealier mail, 
> resp it was like that on the syntax proposals... with the addition that 
> - if we have a separate symbol space - why then do we need a keyword 
> "External"?
>  If we had separate symbol spaces, I think this sufficiently designates 
> builtins syntactically.
> 
>> "isLong"^^rif:predicate
>>
>>     --michael 
>>> DTB is ready for review, slightly delayed:
>>>
>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/DTB
>>>
>>> At least, it should be - although not officially part of the 
>>> published working drafts in this round - be stablilized to comply 
>>> mostly with the definitions in FLD and BLD concerning external schemas.
>>>
>>> This also completes ACTION-292
>>> "Put links for each builtin to Xquery source URI"
>>>
>>> best,
>>> Axel
> 
> 

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