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[Bug 3736] canonical mappings should be presented uniformly

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------- Comment #4 from davep@iit.edu  2006-10-10 00:22 -------
(In reply to comment #3)

> The term "lexical representation" is widely used in Schema 1.0 part 2.  While I
> have no strong preference on the question discussed above, I think it's
> essential that we continue to provide a compatible definition for that term. 
> So, we can either stick with "lexical representation", or we can go with
> "lexical mapping" but explain that references in external specifications to the
> "lexical representation" of a type should be understood as referring to the
> lexical mapping in the case where schema 1.1 is used.
> 
> In short, my concern is that external specifications may refer to the term
> "lexical representation", and I don't want those specs to break or require
> extensive revision when they move to Schema 1.1.

If you find the definition of "lexical mapping" in Schema 1.1 (Section  2.3)
you will find the definition of "lexical space" and "lexical representation
[of]" immediately following.  I believe that the "lexical representation"
definition is consistent with the undefined 1.0 term "lexical representation". 
In 1.0 we never did explain how lexical representations were mapped to values. 
Or if we did, I can't find it now.

Hence, fear not.  We are puting the specs that refer to Schema datatype lexical
representations onto an even firmer footing than they were with only 1.0 to
rely on.
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