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Re: 8.7 Numbering of XSLT

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 18:36:34 +0700
Message-ID: <37B16042.6EBDAB7A@jclark.com>
To: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
CC: xsl-editors@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org
MURATA Makoto wrote:

> >8.7.1 Number to String Conversion Attributes
> snip
> 
> >Any other format token indicates a numbering sequence that starts with that
> >token. If an implementation does not support a numbering sequence that starts
> >with that token, it must use a format token of 1.
> 
> I do not understand this sentence well.  Does it mean a sequence of
> ascending code points?

No.

>  Or, does it mean a sequence, which is not
> described in this specification but is defined by some other documents?

Yes.

> Two sequences in some language might begin with the same code point.
> Or, different sequences of different languages might begin with the
> same code point.  Is the format attribute powerful enough to handle such
> cases?

Not by itself. That's why there are other attributes as well.  The lang
attribute says what language you're dealing (which deals with your
second point). The letter-value attribute deals with the case where a
language has two numbering sequences beginning with the same code point.

James
Received on Wednesday, 11 August 1999 07:49:07 GMT

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