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

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 08:27:54 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E17D2@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org

M Rys wrote:
> You have to understand that XQuery has no problem with the 99% use of
> fn:document that takes a URI and returns a document.

I dislike the mandate Michael.
I keep repeating; xquery can do as it likes.
I do however, care about xslt+xpath and the negative impact that xquery
is having on it. 

> However,
> fn:document has so many special cases that are almost never used
?by whom? 
  On what evidence do you make that assumption?

> but
> complicate the functionality, that we felt fn:doc() is 
> providing the 99%
> functionality without all the additional baggage. 
> You could see this to be the first stage of a deprecation of
> fn:document() in XPath. First, we provide a simpler function. 
> In a later
> version, fn:document() may be removed.

And screw all the xslt+xpath users of document()?
That's real good standards developments. I hope you feel proud.
That's a quote worth keeping for AC forum.

> At least that's how I personally see the reason for keeping both in
> XPath.

I'm glad that's a personal view and not that of the WG.

regards DaveP

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