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

From: Kay, Michael <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:58:59 +0200
Message-ID: <DFF2AC9E3583D511A21F0008C7E62106073DCE58@daemsg02.software-ag.de>
To: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>, David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk, public-qt-comments@w3.org

> 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.
> At least that's how I personally see the reason for keeping 
> both in XPath.
> Best regards
> Michael [Rys]

Actually, fn:document() was not in XPath 1.0, and is not in XPath 2.0 now.

We have no plans to deprecate fn:document() in XSLT. It does no harm, it is
merely redundant, and redundancy is not good enough reason for deprecation.

We have considered deprecating features that are harmful, such as
disable-output-escaping, but decided for the time being that we had no
formal definition of "deprecation" and it was too much trouble to create

Michael Kay
Received on Tuesday, 20 May 2003 10:03:11 UTC

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