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Re: On the context sensitivity of the QName Schema Datatype

From: Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 09:35:23 +0100
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1203150923.6677.4.camel@daneel>


fre 2008-02-15 klockan 17:00 -0600 skrev Dan Connolly:
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> > For some datatypes, notably QName and NOTATION, the mapping from lexical 
> > representations to values is context-dependent..."
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> > 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.

I fully agree with Dan here - the definition is inconsistent with the
mathematical notion of function. 

The text would be greatly helped by making the implicit assumption of a
context explicit. That's particularly true as that assumption (as Pat
said) may fail in other situations, notably RDF.

/Mikael 

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<mikael@nilsson.name>

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
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