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Last call comments on Xpath 2.0

From: Jim Fuller <jim.fuller@stuartlawrence.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:56:26 +0100
Message-ID: <DAE6F516A94A37438DF28532A524C85D4CE36B@mercury.slg.local>
To: <www-xpath-comments@w3.org>

Hello all,

listening to Dimitre's call to arms....this is my first posting so apologies for dupes etc..;

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fn:node-kind
some sugar: what about cdata type test? can we add a whitespace node type test?
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why not add a lightweight schematron-like fn:assert() function, probably nearthe the fn:trace section
 fn:assert(test,pass element path, fail element path)
ex.fn:assert(count(//fingers) = 4, system/message/pass_element, system/message/fail_element)
note that this could be used in xacml type situations as well

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as fn:trace is currently defined, why not have fn:log equivelent function, might help some non-english speakers

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along the lines of handling languages...there may need to be some more fn:lang type functionality more on this in my 2nd post

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why not add fn:random as per latest exslt rand:random() debate;
integer * ranged-random-sequence(integer minValue, integer maxValue[,integer
numberOfItems := 1 [,double seed := (double)current-time()]])

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Jim Fuller
SLG Technical Manager
jim.fuller@stuartlawrence.com
www.stuartlawrence.com
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