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XML schema draft comments: pt.1 3.11.5 confused wording

From: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:34:30 -0400
Message-ID: <40D06886.1090605@fgm.com>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

Regarding the draft at
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/PER-xmlschema-1-20040318/:

Section 3.11.5 says:

   ...
   A ·node table· with one entry for every ·key-sequence·
   (call it k) and node (call it n) such that one of the
   following must be true:  ...

That should probably say "... such that one of the following is
true..."

(Saying "such that some condition _must_ _be_ true" specifies
something different (e.g., that things are such that some
other, unspecified rule applies and requires that condition to
be true).)


Also, it is unclear whether "one" means "exactly one" or "at
least one."  (Even if it is impossible for both conditions to
be true at the same time (I haven't checked), the wording should
be less ambiguous up front so the reader doesn't have to first
read ahead and figure out whether the conditions are mutually
exclusive to know whether the ambiguity in "one" can be
ignored.)


Daniel
Received on Wednesday, 16 June 2004 11:35:01 UTC

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