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mlw-lt-track-ISSUE-7 (XPath Version): Sue of Xpath 2.0 [MLW-LT Standard Draft]

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Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:16:04 +0000
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mlw-lt-track-ISSUE-7 (XPath Version): Sue of Xpath 2.0 [MLW-LT Standard Draft]

http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/track/issues/7

Raised by: David Lewis
On product: MLW-LT Standard Draft

What version of XPath will be used for ITS 2.0? ITS 1.0 says "The
selector attribute contains an AbsoluteLocationPath as described
in XPath 1.0 or its successor."

http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#datacategory-locations

But XPath 2.0 isn't entirely backwards compatible with XPath 1.0.

http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath20/#id-backwards-compatibility

I suppose new standards probably ought to use the newest version.
But XPath 2.0 is considerably more difficult to implement, and a
full implementation requires an XSD implementation. 2.0 isn't as
widely implemented as 1.0, and requiring it could hurt adoption.

Identified by Shaun McCance
Received on Monday, 30 April 2012 15:16:11 UTC

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