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RE: XPath DOM and XPath 2.0

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 01 Apr 2002 19:09:32 -0500
To: michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com
Cc: WWW DOM <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1017706173.4773.179.camel@jfouffa>
On Mon, 2002-04-01 at 17:29, Michael Kay wrote:
> > 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
> decision.
> 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.


Thank you for your input. We certainly don't want to scare commenters
who took the time to read and comment the DOM Level 3 XPath draft :-)
Any feedback or input is valuable.

I recorded your issues on our list at [1] and they will be addressed by
the DOM WG. We will take a look at the latest version of the XQuery 1.0
and XPath 2.0 Data Model. The last time we seriously considered
supporting this data model in DOM Level 3 XPath was in June/August 2001.
We had been told not to do so at that time but be reassured that we will
look into the query data model again.

Chair of the DOM WG.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2002/03/DOM-Level-3-XPath-issues
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