[Bug 1433] New: [FO] Editorial: value vs atomic value and xdt:anyAtomicType


           Summary: [FO] Editorial: value vs atomic value and
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Functions and Operators
        AssignedTo: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
        ReportedBy: mrys@microsoft.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

The FO spec currently says:

"There are no values with the type annotation xs:anySimpleType at runtime."

This is one of the places where using "value" is incorrect! "value" is 
(unfortunately) not a synonym for atomic value but for sequence of items. So 
there are values (element or attribute nodes) that can have the above type 
annotation. Please use the term "atomic value" instead.

You may want to also make it clear that you cannot have xdt:anyAtomicType as a 
dynamic type annotation (only as a statically inferred type).

Received on Friday, 13 May 2005 23:07:41 UTC