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Re: Problem in SXLT spec.

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:17:50 +0000
Message-ID: <4D36C85E.6030406@saxonica.com>
To: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: xsl-editors@w3.org
On 19/01/2011 10:58, Christopher Gutteridge wrote:
> in http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#function-format-number
> Seciont: 12.3 Number Formatting
> Text:  JDK 1.1 DecimalFormat
> The link to 
> http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/docs/api/java.text.DecimalFormat.html 
> no longer works and without it the specification is unclear.
> I know that there's XSLT 2.0 now, but many people are still using XSLT 
> 1 for the next few years so we *really* need the documentation!

Thanks for the comment.

The Working Group has no immediate plans to revisit the XSLT 1.0 
specification or its errata (like everyone else, we are stretched for 
resources and rely on volunteer labour), but I'll add the comment to the 
list of "things that ought to be fixed" in case this situation changes.

Last time I looked, although the JDK 1.1 spec was no longer at the cited 
location, it was still available somewhere. But that was before the 
Oracle acquisition. It's an object lesson in the danger of relying on 
the permanence of online publications. I wonder whether W3C specs are 
being archived anywhere indepentently of W3C itself?

Michael Kay
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 11:18:17 UTC

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