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FW: Six documents, two by the XML Query Working Group and four also jointly with the XSLT Working Group, are now W3C Recommendations

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:09:40 +0000
To: Timed Text Working Group <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D4F6C861.3AF96%nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Those with an interest in XML processing might find this announcement
interesting or useful:

On 21/03/2017, 10:09, "Xueyuan Jia" <xueyuan@w3.org> wrote:

>Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
>It is my pleasure to announce that the following documents are now W3C
>Published by the XML Query Working Group:
>XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language
>   https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/REC-xquery-31-20170321/
>XQueryX 3.1
>   https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/REC-xqueryx-31-20170321/
>Published jointly by the XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working
>XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1
>   https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/REC-xpath-31-20170321/
>XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1
>   https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/REC-xpath-datamodel-31-20170321/
>XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1
>   https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/REC-xpath-functions-31-20170321/
>XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.1
>The 3.1 work extends XPath and XQuery with map and array data structures
>along with additional functions and operators for manipulating them; a
>primary motivation was to enhance JSON support.
>XPath is a domain-specific language for identifying and extracting nodes
>from a tree (typically) built from XML or JSON and defined by the XQuery
>and XPath Data Model) and also an expression language with typed tree
>nodes and functions among the first-class objects. XPath expressions can
>call functions and use operators defined in the Functions and Operators
>XQuery extends XPath to support complex joins, windowing, grouping and
>other operations across collections of trees that are potentially stored
>in high-performance indexed databases.
>XQueryX is an XML representation of XQuery expressions.
>The Serialization specification describes how results of XPath and
>XQuery(X) expressions can be delivered in HTML, XHTML, JSON, XML or text.
>The Advisory Committee response to the call for review [1] of the
>Proposed Recommendations was positive, with no requests for change and
>no objections.
>Please join us in thanking the XML Query Working Group [2] and the XSLT
>Working Group [3], along with all of the members of the wider public
>community who implemented, gave feedback, and helped to make XPath and
>XQuery a success.
>This announcement follows section 7.1.2 of the W3C Process Document:
>   https://www.w3.org/2017/Process-20170301/#ACReviewAfter
>For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
>Liam Quin, XML Coordinator;
>Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications
>[1] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/qt-31-2017/results
>[2] https://www.w3.org/XML/Query/
>[3] https://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/

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