[Bug 2629] [DM] "may not"


           Summary: [DM] "may not"
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Candidate Recommendation
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: Data Model
        AssignedTo: Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

Section contains the ambiguous phrase "may not" in the second paragraph.

In the sentence:

"The types of the items in the typed value of a node may not be the same as the
type of the node itself"

replace the phrase "may not be the same as" by either "must differ from" or "may
differ from", whichever applies.

There are about three other places where the XDM specification uses the phrase
"may not". In these other cases the intelligent reader can work out which sense
is intended, but it would still be better to avoid the phrase.

Michael Kay

Received on Monday, 2 January 2006 12:15:06 UTC