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> Uh - that was the XML Schema Formal Model, not the XQuery one. I don't see
> any formal, uh, superceding (supercession?) of that.
I've always been very annoyed by the "supercede" spelling. Prescriptive grammar nannies like to say it's flat-out wrong, but as I looked it up one day, "supercede" is actually older than "supersede". It was the Old French who were too illiterate to spell Latin, not Americans. :-)
But at any rate, "supercession" would be taking it way too far. super - above. sedere - to sit. You have to try out the technically-more-likely-to-be-correct "supersession" to realize this form just plain won't work.
Back top topic: I actually wasn't aware that there was a formal semantics for WXS. And does it matter that there is? I'm not sure I like the idea that a formal semantics excuses practical weakness. It seems that a lot of W3C spec lately have put an inordinate amount of effort into cathedral-like formal semantics, rather than brutal but effective smithing at the hands of a bazaar.
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