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Re: treating wildcard transitions as opaque

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 02 Jul 2002 09:51:49 +0100
To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Cc: XML Schema Comments <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bk7oeikbe.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

James Clark <jjc@jclark.com> writes:

> Appendix H of Part 1 includes the sentence:
> 
>   "Determinize this automaton, treating wildcard transitions as opaque."
> 
> I don't understand what "treating wildcard transitions as opaque" means.

Sorry, that phrasing is pretty . . . opaque. It means treating all
wildcards as if they were distinct from all other edge labels for the
purposes of the determinization.

ht
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