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RE: TR/xquery-operators/#func-doc

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 10:20:30 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E17A4@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org

MK said:

> > I dislike this change.
> > 
> > E.g. when moving from a workstation development to a server, 
> > the file location will need changing? Yes, it can be worked 
> > round. The elegance of document('') is now well known and of 
> > great utility.
> > 
> > Seems a bad decision to change it.
> > 
> But we haven't changed it! Calling document("") in XSLT 2.0 
> works exactly
> the way it always did.

The fn:document() function has been replaced by a much simpler function
called fn:doc().

http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/  16.1

It [document()] has now been replaced in the core function library by the
much simpler doc function. The original document function therefore moves
back into the XSLT specification,

Confusing for the reader?
Assuming the document title is correct, 
"XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators,"
then I guess the doc() function will be available in xpath 2.0?
So users will have two functions 'nearly' doing the same thing.

I still think its a bad decision.

regards DaveP


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