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[Bug 1417] New: [XQuery] Grammar: void() and empty()

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Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 21:13:30 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1417

           Summary: [XQuery] Grammar: void() and empty()
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: XQuery
        AssignedTo: chamberl@almaden.ibm.com
        ReportedBy: mrys@microsoft.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org


The WG group recently has changed the sequence type empty() to void(). 

During our review, customers have expressed dismay about this change and feel, 
that this will obfuscate the naming of an empty sequence: we now have voids 
and empty sequences and for casual users, their relationship is not 
necessarily clear. 

However, they also do not want to change the function empty() and think that 
the differentiation based on number of arguments and syntactic contexts is 
sufficient.
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