Are all clusters variants?

"Jon P. Knight" <J.P.Knight@lut.ac.uk> Mon, 06 March 1995 15:41 UTC

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From: "Jon P. Knight" <J.P.Knight@lut.ac.uk>
Subject: Are all clusters variants?
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Hi,

I'm writing some tools that manipulate IAFA style templates and I'd just
like to clarify something.  The current IAFA Internet Draft doesn't really
make clear (to me at least :-) ) whether all the clusters are also all
variants.  That is to say if I have a blank template definition that
includes the  attribute name  ``Author-(USER*):'', I'm assuming that the
``*'' means this cluster can be repeated multiple times.  Can I ever find
I've got the situation of having ``Author-(USER)'' in a template
definition where the cluster can only appear once?

Jon

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