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[Bug 4546] [XSLT] testing for namespace axis support

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Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 10:06:13 +0000
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------- Comment #8 from mike@saxonica.com  2007-11-08 10:06 -------
Personal response:

I'm OK with parenthesizing the sentence as suggested - this would also seem to
satisfy Howard who wanted the sentence removed as redundant.

As a matter of principle, I don't think we can behave as if it's OK to change
the spec if all known implementors get round the table and agree. It's a public
spec and the public are entitled to stability. People who implement it aren't
required to register their interest with W3C, and in fact it's quite common for
implementations of specifications to exist that are not widely known (there
have been XSLT 1.0 implementations produced for in-house use within a single
company, and there have been implementations that were never marketed outside
Japan, for example). Also, closer to home, people who have bought a Saxon
license believing that they were buying a conformant product are entitled to
continue using it knowing that once conformant, it will remain conformant -
much as I would like them to upgrade.
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