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XPath 3.1 comments on references

From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:34:25 -0400
Message-ID: <550F6DA1.7070507@durusau.net>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Greetings!

In order to move beyond "takes too much time" versus "useful to have 
better references" I reviewed XPath 3.1 and attempted to limit myself to 
issues discoverable by providing more precise references than used in 
the text.

I did discover more than a few cases where the current draft uses the 
type of precise references I have been advocating.

I also discovered cases there the terminology used in XPath 3.1 differs 
from the terminology used in the work it references.

I would estimate that it took about eight (8) hours, not counting data 
entry with bugzilla to examine the references to external works in XPath 
3.1.

Hopefully that will give the working group an idea of a range of the 
investment to perform such a proofing and you can judge the results from 
my bug reports. Whether that will persuade the working group that the 
level of pointing I am advocating is worth its attention is, of course, 
a question the working group must resolve for itself.

I wasn't about to reach XDM this past week but it has numerous precise 
references and fewer of the document level pointing ones, or at least 
that is my impression.

BTW, I appreciate the suggestion that I join the working group but 
resources for membership and to devote to the working group are lacking 
at the moment. I will try to contribute as I am able.

Hope everyone is at the start of a great week!

Patrick

PS: I may have a few hours to look at the other pending drafts later 
this week.
Received on Monday, 23 March 2015 01:34:55 UTC

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