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   Re: [xml-dev] New XSLT, XPath, and XQuery drafts

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At 06:07 PM 4/30/2002 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 17:53, Michael Kay wrote:
> > New drafts of the XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XQuery 1.0 specifications have
> > been published:
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlquery-use-cases
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath20
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xquery
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/query-datamodel/
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xquery-operators/
>Is there some hopefully meaningful-to-the-outside-world reason the W3C
>is dumping EIGHTEEN publications on the world in a two-day span?

The Query and XSL Working Groups are responsible for only six of these. The 
feedback we get generally says that you want us to keep you up to date, and 
we haven't published since December 20th. And there's a good reason to 
coordinate the release of these documents.

XQuery and XPath are largely the same language, and should be kept in 
synch. They depend on a data model, which must be kept up to date with the 
languages so that the basic operations can be supported. The use cases are 
often the place people look first to see the extent to which changes have 
impacted the language, and the place that people go to get their initial 
overview of the language, so they should be kept up to date. And the use 
cases require function calls from the functions and operators.

I guess XSLT 2.0 could have been posted at a different time, but would that 

We promise that the amount of work needed to publish the next cycle will 
keep us busy for a lot longer than you will need to read the ones we just 



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