OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



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

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Hash: SHA1

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
> On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 12:36, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> > So far, I really feel like we are discussing various people's 
> > philosophies
> > of XML. The requirements for XQuery were based on use 
> cases, not on philosophy.
> Right, Jonathan.  Every use case (except maybe update) should 
> be considered critical and spared from possible trauma of any 
> possible philosophical or aesthetic objection. The committee 
> obviously has the best priorities for which cases matter. 
> Notions of what markup is actually good at should have 
> absolutely nothing to do with decisions about how to use markup.

Well hold on there, Johnathan's got a point. Does anyone on this
list have /examples/ or anti-use cases? The objection from
aesthetics is important, though not in my humble, but correct
opinion, compelling. Uses cases are the pictures that speak a
thousand words.

On the other hand, all the extra goodies, is it /necessary/ that
they be core to XPath2? Uche's suggestion of conformance (which I
take means comformant profiles), seems perfectly sensible.

The hardest part of XML has always been understanding what to throw

Bill de hÓra

Version: PGP 7.0.4



News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS