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RE: MS-FO-LC1-037: String functions should treat () as "" (as in XPath 1.0)

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashokma@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 07:22:02 -0700
Message-ID: <E5B814702B65CB4DA51644580E4853FB0ADB3A9C@red-msg-12.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Michael Rys" <mrys@microsoft.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>

This was discussed by the WGs and it was
decided to fold this issue into a larger issue about the semantics of
() and "" for string functions -- FO-LC1-0073.

All the best, Ashok

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-qt-comments-request@w3.org [mailto:public-qt-comments-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Michael Rys
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 6:42 PM
> To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
> Subject: MS-FO-LC1-037: String functions should treat () as "" (as in
> XPath 1.0)
> 
> 
> Class: Technical
> 
> start-with and most other string functions have an XPath 1.0
> incompatibilty: () maps to "" in XPath 1.0 string functions. No good
> reason to be incompatible. Treat () as zero-length string and return
> xs:boolean instead of xs:boolean?.
> 
> Add this change to all other string functions as well.
> 
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2003 10:22:17 UTC

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