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Re: On the context sensitivity of the QName Schema Datatype

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 17:00:49 -0600
Message-ID: <47B619A1.4090307@w3.org>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Dan, 
> On yesterday's TAG call, you said (from the draft minutes at [1]):
> "QName is inconsistently defined in Schema -- abc:xyz can denote two 
> distinct values at two points in a document, which is not consistent with 
> the statement that there is a mapping from lexical to value space."
> So, I thought I'd look at the specificaitons From the published working 
> draft of Schema 1.1 Datatypes [2]:
> "[Definition:]  In this specification, a datatype has three properties:
>     * A ·value space·, which is a set of values.
>     * A ·lexical space·, which is a set of ·literals· used to denote the 
> values.
>     * A small collection of functions, relations, and procedures 
> associated with the datatype.  Included are equality and order relations 
> on the ·value space·, and a ·lexical mapping·, which is a function on the 
> ·lexical space· onto the ·value space·.
> [...]
> For some datatypes, notably QName and NOTATION, the mapping from lexical 
> representations to values is context-dependent..."
> So, while you (or maybe I) might prefer that the design were different, I 
> don't think it's fair to imply that the Recommendation is contradictory. 
> It makes quite clear that context-dependent lexical mappings are allowed.

clear as mud, to me. "a function on the
  ·lexical space· onto the ·value space·" admits no context sensitivity.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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