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Re: XPath conformance? was RE: [xml-dev] storing XML files

Mike Champion wrote:
> Also, extension functions are defined in XSLT, not XPath, so neither
> operators or functions to the XPath 1.0 spec is any more or less correct.

The XPath evaluation context includes a function library, not an operator
library (and the former implies no change to the grammar). This is an
important distinction, but I'm ready to be done arguing about it :-)

> If you want a "standard" query language for XML DBMS, wait until XQuery
> comes out, (or get the XML world to agree that XSLT is "the" XML query
> language, I don't care) then we can argue about each other's conformance.