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Re: [Moderator Action] 7.3 and 2.2 - Consistency of terms?

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:03:53 +0200
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Subject: [Moderator Action] 7.3 and 2.2 - Consistency of terms?


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> In 7.3 we find the phrase "top level element nodes". In 2.2 we have
> "top-level" elements.
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> A hyphen or no hyphen?
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> Also do we need a new term at all?
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> The term "top level" is not used in XPath 1.0 as far as I recall. The
XPath
> 1.0 term for "top level element node" would be "document element node".
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> Since 7.2 already refers to instance data as returning a DOM document
would
> it be better to use XPath terminology in a corresponding way?
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> I appreciate that there is a bit of a fudge as to whether an instance data
> "document" exists or not prior to serialization but introducing a new term
> "top level" seems possibly unhelpful not least since top-level is a
> frequently used in the context of XPath XSLT 1.0 term with a different
> meaning.
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> If "top level" or "top-level" is to be used then consistent usage would be
an
> advantage.
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> Andrew Watt
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