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[Bug 18838] [APPLET] encoding becomes version in version declaration

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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:42:36 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18838

--- Comment #3 from Michael Dyck <jmdyck@ibiblio.org> 2012-09-18 01:42:36 UTC ---
Note that an empty <xqx:versionDecl> is schema-valid, so the question of how
the (normative) XQueryX-to-XQuery stylesheet handles such a thing is
independent of whether the (non-normative) XQuery-to-XQueryX converter
generates such a thing.

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re the XQuery-to-XQueryX converter:

The code doesn't say why it generates:

  <xqx:versionDecl>
    <!-- encoding: "utf-8" -->
  </xqx:versionDecl>

instead of:

  <xqx:versionDecl>
    <xqx:encoding>utf-8</xqx:encoding>
  </xqx:versionDecl>

(It's been doing so since the earliest version of the converter that I can
find, dated 2005-10-16.) I suspect it's because the encoding of the original
XQuery query isn't (or shouldn't be?) pertinent to the encoding of the
resulting XQueryX query. Of course, we don't require that the declared encoding
be correct ("since the encoding of a query may change as the query moves from
one environment to another"), so it wouldn't be wrong to include the
<xqx:encoding>.

Personally, I think I'd prefer an <xqx:encoding> over a comment (or no
<xqx:versionDecl>), because the test suite has certain tests whose point is to
elicit XQST0087 (malformed encoding string), and the corresponding XQueryX
tests (generated by the converter) currently don't do so, because the offending
encoding string is in a comment.

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re the XQueryX-to-XQuery stylesheet:

The XQueryX spec doesn't guarantee that the stylesheet will transform every
schema-valid XQueryX query into a valid XQuery query, so producing
    xquery ;
    (1 eq 1)
is not technically wrong. However, it is undesirable. Probably the stylesheet
should transform an empty <xqx:versionDecl> into the empty string, as you
suggest.

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