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Subject: Re: [search-ws] cql bnf

Dr R. Sanderson wrote:
>> I think Tony's version excludes queries like "and and and"
>> -- which may actually be a good thing.
> No no, definitely a bad thing!  For example 'and' is Danish for 'duck'.
> Equally it means that you have to check to see if the term is reserved 
> (and hence quote it) in interfaces rather than the much easier check to 
> see if it has a space in it.

Okay. Is there any need of talking about reserved words at all then
-- as they don't actually appear to be reserved in any way. Or am I
missing something?

They actually seem more like contextual keywords -- if that is the
right phrase.

Ashley Sanders               a.sanders@manchester.ac.uk
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