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Re: question and meta-question about XForms 2.0 and the expression module

From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:47:41 -0600
Cc: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@acm.org>, public-xformsusers@w3.org
Message-Id: <F89BC50F-096E-46D6-BB7D-5E30F170D201@acm.org>
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>

On Jun 8, 2016, at 7:21 AM, Steven Pemberton wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:26:29 +0200, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org> wrote:
> 
>> Question: there was once a transform() function in a once-current
>> draft of XForms 2.0, no?  Where did it go?  Why is it gone?
> 
> Thanks for the question Michael.
> 
> We have spent a few weeks discussing this again.
> 
> The problem (for us) is that there is a transform() function in XPath 3.1, which we would love to use but can't because we are based on XPath 2.
> 
> We struggled to create a version that would be compatible with the XPath 3.1 version. and failed, and finally decided it would be in everyone's best interests if we didn't delay XForms 2, and therenore not do a transform in this version, and just the use XPath 3.1 in XForms 3.

Thank you for the update.  It's a bit of a disappointment
not to have transform() in XForms 2, but I can certainly
understand the WG's reasoning.

best,

Michael
Received on Wednesday, 8 June 2016 14:48:07 UTC

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