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Re: BagID issue link

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:21:49 +0000
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To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Ha!  I think PatrickS was right :)

The test case Jeremy presents can be made deterministic.

The problem is that the XML spec says that the order of the attributes is 
not significant.  But we can define an ordering to determine in what order 
to add the statements to the bag, e.g. we could say sort the attributes by 
their qnames and insert in that order.  It would take a little more than 
that to precisely define the ordering, but you get the idea.  This is 
sufficient to order them since they attribute names must be unique.

Two questions:

   o does it work?

   o is it worth it, or do we just accept the non-determinism.

Anyway, it seems like syntax issue, not a MT one.

Brian



At 16:49 08/02/2002 +0100, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>I first raised this here:
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>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2001Oct/0013.html
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>
>Jeremy
Received on Sunday, 10 February 2002 13:24:51 EST

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