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RE: References to a value of an element in another element?

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 09:22:17 -0000
To: "'Boris Kolpackov'" <boris@codesynthesis.com>, <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <ccodere@ieee.org>, "'Pete Cordell'" <petexmldev@tech-know-ware.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009201c7483d$f837f450$6401a8c0@turtle>

> The main point of using XML Schema for formally specifying 
> XML vocabularies is to facilitate application 
> interoperability. I think the smart ones will use the minimal 
> subset expected from all processors while the not-so-smart 
> ones will arrive at the same result the hard way. There are 
> already (mis-)features in XML Schema 1.0 that are avoided 
> pretty much by everyone (e.g., redefine).

On the other hand, it might be that everyone ends up implementing the whole
of XPath 2.0 because it's too much of a pain to implement a subset. That's
certainly what I intend to do.

Michael Kay
Received on Sunday, 4 February 2007 09:22:38 UTC

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