W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org > October to December 2006

[Bug 3813] Editorial: correct misuse of 'lexical mapping'

From: <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 02:08:38 +0000
CC:
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1GX72s-0000UK-4V@wiggum.w3.org>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3813





------- Comment #3 from davep@iit.edu  2006-10-10 02:08 -------
(In reply to comment #0)
> When discussing float, double, and decimal, the Datatypes spec
> uses the term 'NaN' to denote the appropriately typed value
> notANumber.  The descriptions of that usage for float and double,
> however, seem to misuse the term 'lexical mapping'; this should
> be corrected.
> 
> Section 3.3.5.1 has
> 
>     Note: As explained below, the lexical mapping of the float
>     value notANumber is 'NaN'.  Accordingly, in English text we
>     generally use 'NaN' to refer to that value.

Upon rereading, I believe I now understand what your complaint is.  I believe
the correct fix is to substitute 'lexical representation' for 'lexical
mapping'.  The original is arguably correct, but the fix is much easier to read
correctly.
Received on Tuesday, 10 October 2006 02:08:46 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Sunday, 6 December 2009 18:13:11 GMT