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XML schema draft comments: 4.2.2 circular definition?

From: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 14:32:49 -0400
Message-ID: <40C8A951.3040005@fgm.com>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

Regarding the draft at
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/PER-xmlschema-2-20040318/:

Section 4.2.2 says:

   [Definition:]  An order relation on a ·value space· is a mathematical
   relation that imposes a ·total order· or a ·partial order· on the
   members of the ·value space·.

   ...

   [Definition:]   A partial order is an ·order-relation· that is
   irreflexive, asymmetric and transitive.

Given that "order relation" is defined in terms of "partial order,"
and "partial order" is defined in terms of "order relation," that
appears to be circular definition.

Daniel
Received on Thursday, 10 June 2004 14:52:25 UTC

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