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[Bug 15232] [QT3] format-integer-055

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Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:42:24 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> 2011-12-16 16:42:24 UTC ---
The aim is to be user-friendly, and to me bst doesn't seem to achieve that. I
can conceive of someone wanting the sequence

Ith Jth Kth Lth Mth Nth

but it's a bit far-fetched, and you would probably want the 'th' to be a
subscript in which case you would add it outside the scope of format-integer.

So as far as the test is concerned, I think the principle should be that if
there's evidence of a "real-world" usage of an ordinal equivalent of the
sequence a, b, c, then we should make it an acceptable result, but to my mind
"bst" doesn't satisfy that criterion.

Probably "b" as a starting point for a sequence is a bit outlandish anyway. I
added support in Saxon for any alphabetic start point so you could do (i, j ,k)
or (x, y, z) or (p, q, r), all of which are encountered as sequences in real
life. But there's nothing in the spec to create an expectation that these
sequences will be supported.

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