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   XPath 2.0 - how much of XQuery should it include?

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At 06:31 PM 5/9/2002 +0100, Jeni Tennison wrote:
> > These *do* add a lot of complexity, and in the context of XSLT, I
> > also wonder how much bang for the buck the give us. XQuery clearly
> > needs them.
> >
> > This is, of course, a matter for use cases to sort out ;->
>The closest that XPath 2.0 has to use cases is a bunch of
>requirements. I can't see anything in that which indicates that cast,
>treat, assert or validate is required for XPath 2.0, although there
>might be technical reasons that I haven't seen.

I would love to hear more opinions on this question.

And what other features of XPath 2.0 do you think are overkill for XPath? 
Is it a mistake for XPath to try to incorporate so much of XQuery, or is 
this what users really want?



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