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Bug 28026 - decimal digit family definition without definition syntax
Summary: decimal digit family definition without definition syntax
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Functions and Operators 3.1 (show other bugs)
Version: Candidate Recommendation
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Kay
QA Contact: Mailing list for public feedback on specs from XSL and XML Query WGs
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-13 22:58 UTC by Patrick Durusau
Modified: 2015-03-16 23:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Patrick Durusau 2015-02-13 22:58:51 UTC
The decimal digit family of a decimal format is the sequence of ten digits with consecutive Unicode ·codepoints· starting with the mandatory-digit-sign.

The "mandatory-digit-sign is defined without using the definition syntax which makes its discovery as a definition accidental. It is found in an unnumbered sub-section of an unnumbered sub-section of 4.6.1 fn:format-integer
Comment 1 Michael Kay 2015-02-14 16:44:38 UTC
I don't think "mandatory-digit-sign" should be a defined term, because the definition of the mandatory-digit-sign appears in the stylesheet/query, not in the W3C specification. I guess you could argue that there is a concept which the spec should define, but the references here are not to the concept, but to the specific symbols defined in the stylesheet/query.

I can see the point that some hyperlinking would be useful, but introducing new markup to support this is not a simple undertaking at this stage of development.
Comment 2 Andrew Coleman 2015-03-04 14:46:04 UTC
At the teleconference on 2015-03-03, the Joint Working Group decided to resolve this bug as WORKSFORME, accepting the logic in comment 1 (namely, that in the passage in question 'mandatory-digit-sign' and the other italicized tokens are variable names in the description of an algorithm, not technical terms).