[sc34wg3] CXTM Issue: Values

Patrick Durusau patrick at durusau.net
Tue Apr 22 15:37:20 EDT 2008


Since there is no legacy CXTM data, I would suggest going with the 
canonical representation of xsd:boolean. But, as you note, CXTM has to 
explicitly make that a requirement.

Hope you are having a great day!


Lars Heuer wrote:
> Hi all,
> The current CXTM draft <http://www.isotopicmaps.org/cxtm/2008-04-14/>
> is silent about the canonical representation of values.
> >From my understanding of the current draft; this may lead into
> different canonical representations of the same topic map.
> Example: xsd:boolean has four valid lexical representations: "true",
> "false", "0", "1"; CXTM does not enforce that the canonical
> representation ("true" / "false") of xsd:boolean is used; it would be
> legal to use "0" or "1" in the CXTM output.
> Shouldn't it made explicit, that the canonical form of the value
> according to the datatype should be used in the CXTM output?
> Best regards,
> Lars

Patrick Durusau
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Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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