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Re: EBNF grammar of presentation syntax

From: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:29:01 +0100
Cc: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, "RIF \(E-mail\)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <253C76D8-F051-4753-B529-95C1BF9C58D8@deri.org>
To: Stella Mitchell <stellamit@gmail.com>
The easiest and quickest way around this is:

change:
   Name:=  NCName
to
   Name:=  NCName | ('"' UNICODESTRING '"')

any objections against this?

Axel

On 30 Sep 2009, at 13:23, Stella Mitchell wrote:

>
>
> As for the rest of this thread...  I don't care about "the" PS.  It's
> just there as a shorthand for specifying the semantics.  I'll consider
> it a huge failure of the community if people ever actually use it
> (instead of better PS's that come along).
>
>
> My comment was that since the RIF PS defines a variable name to be  
> an NCName, then, according to the specification, any variable name  
> in an admissible RIF XML document must be an NCName.
>
> As a separate comment, the text in the paragraphs (BLD 2.6.1)  
> following the EBNF formulation of the PS is now not consistent with  
> the EBNF in how it describes argument names and variables.
>
> Stella
>
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 8:44 PM, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:
>
> > > Profile names: We have profile names?  I don't remember them.   
> Where
> > > are
> > > they in the syntax?
> > >
> >
> > You are right, profiles are ANGLEBRACKIRIs, confused that with  
> Dialect
> > names, cf.
> >
> >   Dialect        ::= 'Dialect' '(' Name ')'
>
> Ah, I missed that.  As I've argued many times, included a dialect name
> in the syntax is big mistake.  I thought people understood that by  
> now,
> but I guess not.  I think it's a mistake for FLD to support dialect
> designers macking this mistake, but I guess it's my fault for not
> noticing this before Last Call.   Oh well.
>
> As for the rest of this thread...  I don't care about "the" PS.  It's
> just there as a shorthand for specifying the semantics.  I'll consider
> it a huge failure of the community if people ever actually use it
> (instead of better PS's that come along).
>
>    -- Sandro
>
>
>

-- 
Dr. Axel Polleres
Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland,  
Galway
email: axel.polleres@deri.org  url: http://www.polleres.net/
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