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Re: The DOM XPath interface -- what is its status?

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 14:59:57 -0400
To: Frans Englich <frans.englich@telia.com>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
Message-Id: <1112641197.21864.24.camel@localhost>
On Sun, 2005-04-03 at 14:14 +0000, Frans Englich wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for status information about the W3C XPath interface; more 
> specifically what the estimated time elapse until recommendation status is. 
> It would also be interesting to hear how the specification will, or is 
> estimated to change.

Latest information regarding the progress of the DOM Level 3 XPath
specification are followed by the SVG Working Group, since their charter
was modified to incorporate those work items [1]. This change was agreed
on before publishing the Note, and thus we included the sentence: "Other
W3C Working Groups may continue the work and provide implementations of
this document".

> According to:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-XPath/
> The last publication date was about a year ago, and had then followed a Last 
> Call period. What is holding back; is it related to XPath 2?

This was related to having implementations of the specification. By the
time we completed the Last Call period in the DOM Working Group, we
weren't sure to have sufficient implementations to be able to pass the
Candidate Recommendation phase.

I would note the following:
- The SVG 1.2 DOM requires support for relevant aspects of the DOM Level
3 Events.
- The SVG 1.2 DOM requires complete support for DOM Level 3 XPath.

So I believe that the SVG is still committed to produce implementations
of them and push the specifications towards W3C Recommendations.

> According to:
> http://www.w3.org/2002/03/DOM-Level-3-XPath-issues/open-summary.html
> are no issues pending.

Correct, as far as I know, we don't have open issues on this draft.
Though, the SVG Working Group might have some.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/10/svg-charter.html

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