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*Subject*: **Re: [office-formula] Sections 4.8 Reference and 5.8 References?**

*From*:**Eike Rathke <eike.rathke@oracle.com>***To*: office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org*Date*: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 12:39:27 +0100

Hi Patrick, On Saturday, 2010-11-06 20:43:11 -0400, Patrick Durusau wrote: > OK, so let me reproduce 4.8 and you say type/not type: > > > > A cell strip consists of cell positions in the same row and in one or > > more contiguous columns. > > If anything, defining "cell strip"? Yes? Delete/move? > > > > > A cell rectangle consists of cell positions in the same cell strips of > > one or more contiguous rows. > > Same question for cell rectangle. > > > A cell cuboid consists of cell positions in the same cell rectangles > > of one or more contiguous sheets. > > Same question for cell cuboid. > > > A reference is the smallest cuboid that (1) contains > > specifically-identified cell positions and/or specifically-identified > > complete columns/rows such that (2) removal of any cell positions > > either violates condition (1) or does not leave a cuboid. > > > > OK, here is the content for a type definition. I think cuboid is well > known enough to pass without definition. The definitions are the resolution of http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2334 > > Cell positions in a cell cuboid/rectangle/strip can resolve to empty > > cells (section 3.7). > > Definitely 5.8 material. Ok, agreed. > > The definitions of specific operations and functions that allow > > references as operands and parameters stipulate any particular > > limitations there are on forms of references and how empty cells, when > > permitted, are interpreted. > > > > Delete. I think I know what this means but it is a tautology. > > Operations and functions that allow references, may place limits on the > forms of those references and if permitted, how references to empty > cells are interpreted. > > OK, so operations and functions define their inputs. What's the news in > that? ;-) Agreed, at its best it is confusing. Eike -- Automatic string conversions considered dangerous. They are the GOTO statements of spreadsheets. --Robert Weir on the OpenDocument formula subcommittee's list.

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: [office-formula] Sections 4.8 Reference and 5.8 References?***From:*Eike Rathke <eike.rathke@oracle.com>

**RE: [office-formula] Sections 4.8 Reference and 5.8 References?***From:*"Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>

**References**:**Sections 4.8 Reference and 5.8 References?***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Sections 4.8 Reference and 5.8 References?***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**Re: [office-formula] Sections 4.8 Reference and 5.8 References?***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

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