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[DM] IBM-DM-104: Does dm:string-value return "original lexical representation" or construct an equivalent?

From: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 20:36:13 -0500
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
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[My apologies that these comments are coming in after the end of the Last 
Call comment period.]

Section 6.2.2 and 6.3.2

The penultimate bullet in the description of dm:string-value indicates 
that "If the element type is xs:dateTime, xs:date, or xs:time, returns the 
original lexical representation of the typed value, recovered as follows:"

The process described actually sounds as if it is operating on the typed 
value, and the conversion back to a lexical value might not yield the 
original lexical representation - for instance, the three strings 
"2004-01-22T24:00:00+05:00", "2004-01-23T00:00:00+05:00" and 
"2004-01-23T00:00:00.000+05:00" all represent the same xs:dateTime value. 
If this process must yield the original lexical representation, the 
description of the procedure needs to be corrected; otherwise, it should 
make it explicit that the original lexical representation might not 


[Speaking on behalf of reviewers from IBM, not just personally.]
Henry Zongaro      Xalan development
IBM SWS Toronto Lab   T/L 969-6044;  Phone +1 905 413-6044
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