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Re: qt-2004Feb0415-19: [XQuery] I18N last call comments

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 15:36:10 +0900
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To: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect.com>, "Public >> XML Query Comments" <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org

Hello Jonathan,

The I18N WG (Core TF) has decided that we are okay with your
disposition on this issue.

Regards,     Martin.

At 17:58 04/08/24 -0400, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>Hi Martin,
>This is a response from the XML Query Working Group, which has
>considered the following comment:
>>[19]   There should be a way to character normalize nodes (not only
>>        strings).  This could easily be achieved by overloading
>>        fn:normalize-unicode.  This will help in cases where
>>        otherwise fn:normalize-unicode would have to be used all over
>>        the place.
>First off, we would like to remark that in a side-effect free
>functional language like XQuery, it is not possible to change an
>existing node, though it is possible to make a modified copy of an
>existing node. We currently have no functions that make a copy of an
>entire sub-tree, modified or unmodified, though users certainly write
>functions that modify subtrees in various ways. The functionality you
>propose might be achieved by writing such a function and placing it in
>a function library.
>On the other hand, we are not completely certain of your usage
>scenario, and it is also likely that much of what you need might
>better be acccomplished by specifying serialization parameters for
>serializing the results of a query.
>Please let me know if you feel this resolution is unacceptable.
>On behalf of the XML Query Working Group
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2004 06:40:32 UTC

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