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RE: [XQuery] SAG-XQ-004 Unordered

From: Jim Melton <jim.melton@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 11:31:57 -0600
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To: "Michael Kay" <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Cc: "'Jim Melton'" <jim.melton@acm.org>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>


My apologies.  It was my intent to state the answer to that question in my 
response to your comment, but I obviously forgot.

The joint meeting decided that the new syntax applies *only* to XQuery and 
not to XPath 2.0.  XPath 2.0 will have to get by with only the 
fn:unordered() function ;^)

Hope this helps,

P.S., With this additional information:  are you willing to accept this 
resolution for your comment?

At 02:31 AM 5/8/2004 Saturday, Michael Kay wrote:
> > 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

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