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Bug 1221 - Serialization - description of round-trip differences
Summary: Serialization - description of round-trip differences
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Serialization 1.0 (show other bugs)
Version: Last Call drafts
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Scott Boag
QA Contact: Mailing list for public feedback on specs from XSL and XML Query WGs
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-04-06 21:28 UTC by Michael Kay
Modified: 2005-08-17 14:57 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Kay 2005-04-06 21:28:30 UTC
This is essentially an editorial comment on Serialization section 5.

Firstly, I think the phrase

The result of serialization MUST be such that the reconstructed tree may be
different than the result tree as follows:

should be

The result of serialization MUST be such that the reconstructed tree is the same
as the result tree except for the following permitted differences:

When we get to the phrase:

A consequence of this rule is that certain characters MUST be output as
character references,

one is currently left asking "which rule?", especially as this paragraph appears
to be part of the last item in the list of permitted differences. The paragraph
should not be indented, and the rule referred to is the one that the two trees
must be the same except for certain permitted differences.
Comment 1 Joanne Tong 2005-05-12 12:36:37 UTC
Change the text as Mike Kay suggests.  Unindent the paragraph that begins "A 
consequence of this rule" out one level to refer to all bulleted items.