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

From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 07:45:19 -0400
Message-ID: <4146D9CF.5030101@datadirect.com>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
CC: "Public >> XML Query Comments" <public-qt-comments@w3.org>, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org

Thanks, Martin!


Martin Duerst wrote:
> 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:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2004Feb/0415.html
>>> [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.
>> Thanks!
>> Jonathan
>> On behalf of the XML Query Working Group
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2004 11:45:54 UTC

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