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Re: LC-1565 Use of escape characters in XPath expressions

From: Rhys Lewis <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 13:28:09 +0000
To: "Innovimax SARL" <innovimax@gmail.com>
CC: "public-diselect-editors@w3.org" <public-diselect-editors@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070205132809640.00000003740@v-rhys3>
Dear Mohamed,
Let me try another approach to resolving this issue. 
By the way, I do accept your point about the results of simple cut and paste. 
We are agreed that it would be preferrable to show only non-escaped syntax in the XPath functions document. However, this does leave DIWG open to the criticisms that 
- the syntax used in that document is not the one most likely to be needed by authors trying to create expressions within DISelect 
- the syntax is  is inconsistent with the other documents in the set. We do need to help readers understand why this is.
One way forward might to be retain the examples, remove the escaping, and add a section to the introduction pointing out that the syntax we've chosen to use is not appropriate for use in XML documents. We would make an informative reference to the primer from that section too.
Would that be satisfactory from your point of view? If so I will discuss it with the group.
By the way, you implied that you might be planning on making comments on other DISelect documents in future. I have to point out that the last call closed on November 7th 2006. We did receive requests for extensions from specific groups within W3C and, since your comment arrived within the period we granted for extensions, we decided to accept it for consideration. However, the last call for the DISelect specification and the XPath access functions is now formally closed.
Best wishes
Rhys Lewis
Received on Monday, 5 February 2007 13:29:02 UTC

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