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RE: [XQuery] SAG-XQ-004 Unordered

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 09:31:27 +0100
To: "'Jim Melton'" <jim.melton@acm.org>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040508083409.0B262A20A8@frink.w3.org>

> The W3C XML Query WG and the W3C XSL WG have considered your 
> comment.  After discussion, the WGs jointly determined that 
> retaining the 
> fn:unordered() function was preferable to the suggestion you 
> made as part 
> of your comment.  In addition, a proposal was accepted to 
> adopt additional 
> syntax (unordered{...} and ordered{...}) that provides 
> syntactic sugar for 
> use of the fn:unordered() function when needed on many 
> "nested" expressions 
> in an XQuery.  This additional syntax might help ease the 
> concerns you 
> expressed about fn:unordered().

The one thing that isn't clear to me from the minutes is whether this
syntactic treacle is being added to XPath as well as XQuery. (If so, it
would be the first use of curly braces within XPath, which seems a bit

Michael Kay
Received on Saturday, 8 May 2004 04:34:15 UTC

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