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Does this make sense?

From: <gmarcy@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 23:05:52 -0500
To: www-xpath-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <872568AD.001682D2.00@d53mta07h.boulder.ibm.com>



The production for

[27] UnaryExpr ::= UnionExpr  | '-' UnaryExpr

seems to imply that --5 (or -----5 for that matter) are UnaryExprs.  Since
the
spec seems to be a little light on defining what "negation" means, and the
wording seems to always be something like "preceded by a minus sign"
and "an optional minus sign", does this seem like something worth bringing
up as an issue?  Is the behavior the obvious (or not ::smile::) repeated
application of negation, i.e. even occurrences of minus signs cancel each
other out?

Glenn Marcy
Technical Consultant
XML Technology Group, IBM
Received on Friday, 24 March 2000 23:06:25 GMT

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