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RE: MS-FO-LC1-032: Make collation URI a string literal

From: Kay, Michael <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 19:50:39 +0200
Message-ID: <DFF2AC9E3583D511A21F0008C7E62106073DCF8C@daemsg02.software-ag.de>
To: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>, public-qt-comments@w3.org

> Class: Editorial/Technical
> The collation argument should be a literal. Many current 
> implementation frameworks cannot easily deal with dynamically 
> provided collations. We can always remove this restriction in 
> a later version, but we cannot remove dynamic behaviour 
> without great difficulties once introduced.

It would be incredibly inconvenient to make users spell out the literal each
time it is used, rather than referring to a global variable.

In addition, XSLT 1.0 has shown that dynamic sorting capability is high on
users' requirements lists, and they are prepared to pay a heavy performance
penalty to achieve it.

Michael Kay
Received on Tuesday, 1 July 2003 13:50:50 UTC

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