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   Re: [xml-dev] XPath 1.5? (was RE: [xml-dev] typing and markup)

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On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 12:14, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> In fact, datatypes are optional in XML schema, static typing will probably 
> be optional in XQuery (there is a note in the XQuery document to that 
> effect), and the operators of XQuery and XPath are all defined for untyped 
> data as well as for typed data. I think that we have put a *lot* of work 
> into making sure that our type system scales to typed data, untyped data, 
> and mixtures of the two.

I don't think that "the features are optional" even begins to qualify as
an answer to the questions we're raising.

> Please, can we see some queries that cause problems, or things that are 
> hard to say or do in XQuery?

No.  I'm not looking for additional features - I'm looking for fewer
features.  This isn't a question of particular queries needing
additional features.
Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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