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[Bug 26958] On not precluding updates in XQuery 3.1

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:19:42 +0000
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--- Comment #24 from Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Michael Kay from comment #22)

> (b) the specification does not preclude changes being made in the future.
> None of our specifications do.

But people are creating and persisting data now.  If they ever plan to update
that, there's a big gotcha due to an ambiguity in our specification. The
Working Group has agreed, at least twice, to fix that gotcha.

I don't think we want to publish a specification with a warning that says
"please don't persist this data, because we decided not to clarify some things
that will bite you if you do updates in the future".

And I don't think that would satisfy our requirements.

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