Re: [Serialization] IBM-SE-005: Definition of serialized output (qt-2004Feb0054-01)


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

Serialization Section 4, "XML Output Method": The third paragraph contains 

a circular definition of the serialized output that depends on the 
serialized output. Presumably it intends to say something like this: "If 
the document node of the data model has a single element node and no text 
node children, then the serialized output is a well-formed XML document 
entity that conforms to the XML Namespaces Recomendation. Otherwise, the 
serialized output is a well-formed XML external general parsed entity 
which, when referenced within a trivial XML document wrapper like this 
..."   (This will clean up the circular logic. But this whole paragraph 
should be edited based on the "documentization" process described is 
separate comment IBM-SE-001.) 

     Thank you for your comment, which I am handling editorially.

     I believe that the wording of this section was revised in response to 
another comment on the last call draft, and that revision has fixed the 
circular definition you cite.  I would appreciate if you could check the 
next draft of the specification when it becomes available, and verify that 
it correctly resolves your issue.


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

Received on Friday, 15 October 2004 19:48:10 UTC