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Re: BLD: two issues with the BNF

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:17:16 -0400
To: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Cc: RIF <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080710161716.09cb9451@kiferserv>

On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:07:48 +0200
Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it> wrote:

> >> I uncovered two issues with the BNF in BLD.  For me they are not 
> >> critical for last call, but for some they might be.
> > 
> > Jos,
> > thanks for uncovering these inconsistencies.
> > 
> >> The first issue is an error: Profile is not a Unicode string in the 
> >> presentation syntax, but it is a term (see section 2.4).
> > 
> > Yes, this is how it is defined in the math syntax, but EBNF is not consistent
> > with this. But looking at your SWC, your profiles are not terms either. They
> > are not even constants! 
> 
> Actually, they are.  But I'm using the shortcut syntax for absolute IRIs 
> using the <> delimiters.

In the table http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/SWC#Profiles_of_Imports
you are not using constants, but unicode strings.
We'll change the ebnf to make it consistent, but you should also fix your table.

michael
Received on Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:18:14 GMT

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