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Re: local functions and variables

From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 14:58:30 -0400
Message-Id: <6.0.0.22.2.20030916145647.01bed670@ncmail.datadirect.com>
To: Per Bothner <per@bothner.com>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org

At 02:56 PM 9/16/2003, Per Bothner wrote:

>Jonathan Robie wrote:
>
>>We decided not to make a change to XQuery on this point.
>
>Pity.  I think people will see the word "local" and assume it's a module
>facility.  Not providing it may actually be confusing.

Can you think of a prefix name that would be less confusing?

>>As you note, in the current XQuery WD, a library module may contain only 
>>variables and functions defined for the target namespace of the module. 
>>We are likely to want to have local declarations in a future version of 
>>XQuery, but we don't want to go there yet.
>
>If I implement my proposal as a Qexo-specific extension, do you think it
>likely I might get into trouble?

I suspect it would not be conformant, because I can't think of a good way 
to implement it as an  XQuery extension. Since we haven't yet defined 
conformance, there's no real answer to your question yet.

Jonathan 
Received on Tuesday, 16 September 2003 14:58:35 UTC

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