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[Bug 6231] New: [XSLT 2.0] Default default collation

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:49:01 +0000
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           Summary: [XSLT 2.0] Default default collation
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Recommendation
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: XSLT 2.0
        AssignedTo: mike@saxonica.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

I was under the impression that the "default default collation" (for XPath eq
comparison, etc) was defined to be Unicode codepoint collation. But reading the
spec, it says that for the use-when attribute, but it doesn't seem to say it
for anything else. Section 5.4.1 points to 3.6.1:

The default collationXP is defined by the value of the [xsl:]default-collation
attribute on the innermost enclosing element that has such an attribute. For
details, see 3.6.1 The default-collation attribute.

but neither this nor 3.6.1 says what the rules are in the absence of such an

We ought either to say that the "default default" is the Unicode codepoint
collation, or that it is implementation-defined. My preference is for the
former (which I had always imagined was what the spec said).

This arose from a question on xsl-list today from Vyacheslav Sedov discussing
whether it was legitimate to perform Unicode normalization as part of an "eq"

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