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Subject: RE: [office-comment] PRD02 Pt 1 Conformance language non-sense


I can see that saying "the namespace prefix *in* a ... text:formula
attribute *value* ... " might be better, but if you look at the definitions
of those particular attributes you will see the relevant details.

Does this help, and is that enough in the wording that would make this more

 - Dennis


We're talking about an attribute *value* not its name.  We have a mechanism,
used in various places in ODF, where an attribute value has the form of an
[optional] NCName together with a following  ":" that is then followed by
some further attribute value.  The NCName must be bound to a namespace and
that namespace determines the syntax and semantics of some or all of the
further attribute value.  (In the case of table:formula attribute values, it
is all of the rest.)

This is not new in ODF, and we endeavored to improve it in ODF 1.2.
Previously, it was somehow assumed that the ":" was part of the prefix but
that is not true, and we modified things to say that when the [optional]
prefix is present it must be separate from the remainder of the attribute
value by a ":".  The omission of the Unicode Code Point is an oversight.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Brown [mailto:alexb@griffinbrown.co.uk] 
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 23:10
To: office-comment@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [office-comment] PRD02 Pt 1 Conformance language non-sense

Dear all,

D.3)If the namespace prefix of a style:condition, table:condition,
table:expression, table:formula or text:formula attribute is associated with
the "urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:of:1.2" namespace, or if a
namespace prefix is omitted for any of these attributes, the syntax of any
formula which is contained in the values of these attributes shall conform
to part 2 of this specification.

Walking through the first of these:

"If the namespace prefix of a style:condition [...] attribute" ...

[okay, that prefix is "style"]

... "is associated with the "urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:of:1.2"

[okay, so if the "style" prefix is bound to this URI ... but hang on, the
prefix of a conformant style:condition attribute is defined elsewhere in the
spec as having to be "urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:style:1.0", so
we're talking here about a non-conformant document]


I think what was intended here was to say something about namespace prefixes
used in these attributes' *values* - I think this needs some careful
re-wording because as it stands it seems to be a nonsensical conformance

- Alex.

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