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Re: [DTB] Datatypes and Built-ins first run to clean up and extend the initial list

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 10:40:51 +0000
Message-ID: <47CA8433.5090609@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Boley, Harold wrote:

>  * Added a new syntax proposal for built-ins, which is very simpe:
>      Why not just add one or two new symbol spaces for built-ins?
>    We anyway cannot really take the XQuery/XPath functions and ops "as
> is"
>    since we have a deviating semantics in some respects, see below and
>    comments in *bold* font in the document.

That would only work if the set of built-ins were fixed.

RIF must be extensible. It should be possible for groups to add new 
builtins (and new datatypes) without having to add them to a 
rif-specific namespace.

Dave
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