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"Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@allette.com.au> writes:

> From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
> >I think to claim to do so would be at best misleading -- you _can't_
> >assign types without knowing that higher (in the tree) type
> >assignments were correct, i.e. local validation and type-assigment go
> >hand in hand.  Perhaps I've missed something.
> Are you saying that if there is a local declaration for an element (e.g.
> x:x/y ) but the validation for x:x fails (perhaps due a previous required
> element being missing) then y _must_ use any global declaration
> for y?   That does not seem to be clear to me: is that the status quo?

No, rather that y _has no type_ in that situation.

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