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[Bug 20639] XPath provides insufficient "glue" (modularity)

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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:24:51 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20639

--- Comment #10 from dnovatchev@gmail.com ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> You are asking us to change the purpose of XPath and to redesign the
> language to suit that purpose. 
> 
> This was not one of the requirements for XPath 1.0, XPath 2.0, or XPath 3.0,
> and I do not believe it makes sense to hold up XPath 3.0 to consider this
> feature.

It often happens that a programming language is used not exactly as its authors
imagined.

The fact of such usage exists -- regardless of the wishes or beliefs of anyone.

I think that it is useful to acknowledge the existence of facts sooner than
later.

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