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

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:21:29 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E17C1@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org

> The document() function is retained for backwards 
> compatibility, and is
> available only in XSLT.
> Of course it would have been nicer to avoid the situation 
> where two similar
> functions are available to XSLT users. But the alternatives were:
> (a) imposing the historical baggage of the document() 
> function on XQuery
> users

The fact that it is and has been very useful for XSLT users makes
it not an item to be considered in terms of backwards compatibility only.

>The doc() function will be available in all three languages, XPath 2.0,
>2.0, and XQuery 1.0.

So the xslt users get 'the baggage' of duplicate functions
from xquery then? 
  Sounds pretty biassed to me.

I'd request that the WG resolve this anomoly.

regards DaveP.

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