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RE: XPath DOM and XPath 2.0 (Was Re: Comments on DOM XPath Interface)

From: Michael Kay <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 23:29:53 +0100
To: "'Ray Whitmer'" <rayw@netscape.com>, "'Elliotte Rusty Harold'" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008501c1d9cc$bfa5e280$6501a8c0@pcukmka>
> But speaking again for myself, I point out again that the
> issue of XPath
> 2.0 has been previously decided by the group, and I see no new
> significant information on that from Michael Kay, so he needs to make
> the case and try to overcome some obstacles from long before we had
> satisfied implementations and other feedback as we do now.

I don't need to do anything of the kind. The WG called for comments, and I
provided them. If the DOM WG considers that the ground has already been
covered then it should thank me politely and explain why it has made its

As it happens, the response to my comments indicates that some members of
the DOM WG were not up-to-date with the current state of XPath 2.0
development, so it seems my comments have indeed provided new information.
But I didn't make my comments because I want to fight any battles, I made
them because the group invited them. Asking for comments and then getting
all defensive when comments are made is just childish.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com

Received on Monday, 1 April 2002 17:29:26 UTC

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