Re: [Serialization] SCHEMA-H


     In [1], you submitted the following comment on the Last Call Working 
Draft of XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization on behalf of the XML Schema 
Working Group.

> [H] [Section 4: XML Output Method] The exception to the 
> of the serialization is unclear: "Additional nodes may be present in the 
> tree, and the values of attribute nodes and text nodes in the new tree 
> be different from those in the original tree, due to the character 
> phase of serialization."
> What additional nodes may be present? How may they differ? As written 
> sentence is ambiguous and may be read as allowing _any_ additional nodes 
> the tree. 

     Thanks to Mary and the XML Schema Working Group for this comment.

     The XSL and XQuery Working Groups discussed the comment, and decided 
to add a note to clarify the situation.  I would like to add the following 
note to the final bullet of the bulleted list in section 4.

Note:  The use-character-maps parameter can cause arbitrary characters to 
be inserted into the serialized XML document in an unescaped form, 
including characters that would be considered part of XML markup.  Such 
characters could result in arbitrary new element nodes, attribute nodes, 
and so on, in the new tree that results from processing the serialized XML 

     May I ask you to confirm that this response is acceptable to the XML 
Schema Working Group?


Henry Zongaro      Xalan development
IBM SWS Toronto Lab   T/L 969-6044;  Phone +1 905 413-6044

Received on Tuesday, 13 April 2004 10:36:57 UTC