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From: Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:35:57 -0400
To: Don Chamberlin <chamberl@almaden.ibm.com>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFEA245C27.29FC83BF-ON85256ED0.004ED7EE-85256ED0.00502E88@ca.ibm.com>
Don,

     In [1], you submitted the following comment on the Last Call Working 
Draft of XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization:

<<
Serialization Section 4.1, "XML Output Method: the version Parameter": 
This section contains the words "If the processor does not support this 
version of XML ...". This seems to imply that support for XML versions is 
an optional feature. We should clearly specify the requirements in this 
area. Possibly support for XML 1.0 is required and support for XML 1.1 is 
an optional feature that should be included on our optional feature list?
>>

     Thank you for this comment.

     The XSL and XML Query Working Groups discussed your comment, and 
decided that the Serialization specification should be flexible in this 
regard and not place any requirements on the versions of XML or HTML that 
must be supported, although a particular host language might impose such 
requirements.

     The Serialization draft will be modified to state, for each of the 
xml and html output methods, that it is a serialization error if the value 
of the version parameter specifies a version of the XML or the HTML 
Recommendation that is not supported by the processor.  The Serialization 
draft will not place any requirements on the processor on which versions 
of XML or HTML must be supported by a processor.

     The XQuery Working Group further decided that the XML Query language 
will require the processor to support the value 1.0 in the version 
parameter if the output method is xml. 

     As you were present when this decision was made, I will assume the 
response is acceptable to you.

Thanks,

Henry [On behalf of the XSL and XML Query Working Groups]
[1] 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2004Feb/0061.html
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