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RE: ORA-FO-STARTINGATZERO 15.1.6

From: Michael Brundage <xquery@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 17:49:40 -0700
To: "'Ashok Malhotra'" <ashokma@microsoft.com>, "'Kay, Michael'" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>, <stephen.buxton@oracle.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000801c380a3$687c3160$6501a8c0@xpider>

Roughly when is the next version of the document expected?


Thanks,
Michael Brundage
xquery@comcast.net

Writing as
Author, "XQuery: The XML Query Language" (Addison-Wesley, to appear 2003)
Co-author, "Professional XML Databases" (Wrox Press, 2000)

not as
Technical Lead
Common Query Runtime/XML Query Processing
WebData XML Team
Microsoft

-----Original Message-----
From: public-qt-comments-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-qt-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ashok Malhotra
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2003 2:56 PM
To: Kay, Michael; stephen.buxton@oracle.com; public-qt-comments@w3.org
Subject: ORA-FO-STARTINGATZERO 15.1.6 


The WGs discussed these comments in the meeting on 9/16/2003 and decided to
remove the function fn:item-at.
This change will appear in the next version of the document.
All the best, Ashok 
From: public-qt-comments-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-qt-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Kay, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 1:44 PM
To: Stephen Buxton; public-qt-comments@w3.org
Subject: RE: ORA-FO-STARTINGATZERO 15.1.6 
I agree and would go further.

If we are to keep item-at($x, $n) then it should have the same behavior as
$x[$n].

And if it has the same behavior, then we might as well drop it.

Michael Kay

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Buxton [mailto:stephen.buxton@oracle.com]
Sent: 30 June 2003 15:28
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Subject: ORA-FO-STARTINGATZERO 15.1.6 
Functions and Operators, Section 15.1.6
"If the value of $posParam is ... equal to zero (0), then an error is raised
".
This is inconsistent with the way the substring functions work. 
Suggest: each of the string functions should define what they do with zero
and negative values for position and length, and they should be consistent.


All the best, Ashok
Received on Sunday, 21 September 2003 20:43:29 UTC

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