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Re: Meaning of /descendant-or-self::node()

From: James Clark <jjc@JCLARK.COM>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 09:39:31 +0700
Message-ID: <392C9263.16A5CA6D@JCLARK.COM>
To: John Boyer <jboyer@PureEdge.com>
CC: XML DSig <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>, Steven_DeRose@Brown.edu
John Boyer wrote:

> Do you think there is any possibility that this might get fixed at some
> point in the future?

I don't think there is any possibility whatever that the meaning of
/descendant-or-self::node() will change.  You can't fundamentally
redesign a spec after it's become a Recommendation. (I don't agree, by
the way, that the current design is flawed in this respect, but that's
academic at this point.)

James
Received on Thursday, 25 May 2000 02:27:37 GMT

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