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Re: [Serial] I18N WG last call comments [16]

From: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:59:04 -0400
To: duerst@w3.org
Cc: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF930B6C91.EE3D2854-ON85256F16.005C8B54-85256F16.0068485E@ca.ibm.com>


     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 I18N 
Working Group:

[16] Section 4.2 (XML output method, encoding): "If no encoding parameter
   is specified, then the processor must use either UTF-8 or UTF-16.":
   It may be desirable to further narrow this to UTF-8 for higher
   predictability. On the other hand, this should not say
   "If no encoding parameter is specified", but "If no encoding
   is specified (either with an encoding parameter or externally)"
   to allow e.g. specification of encoding with an option.

     Thanks to you and the working group for this comment.  The XSL and 
XML Query Working Groups discussed your comment.

     Regarding the first point: in response to other Last Call comments, 
Serialization no longer specifies default values for parameters.  This is 
reflected in the 23 July Working Draft of Serialization.[2]  XSLT and 
XQuery now specify how the value of the encoding parameter is determined 
in all circumstances, so no change to the Serialization specification is 
required in response to that part of the comment.

     Regarding the second point:  again, all the serialization parameters 
are fully determined by whatever mechanisms are provided by the host 
specification.  Beyond that, serialization has implementation-dependent 
and implementation-defined aspects, so it should be clear that not all of 
a serializer's behaviour is governed by the settings of the parameters. 
The working groups feel no change to the Serialization specification is 
required in this regard.

     May I ask you to confirm that this response is acceptable to the I18N 
Working Group?


Henry [On behalf of the XSL and XML Query Working Groups]
Henry Zongaro      Xalan development
IBM SWS Toronto Lab   T/L 969-6044;  Phone +1 905 413-6044
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