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   Re: [xml-dev] limits of the generic

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At 01:33 PM 9/28/2002 +0100, Jeni Tennison wrote:

>However baroque, it has to be said that the rules made XPath 1.0 very
>easy to use. It may seem baroque to implementers, who have to delve
>into the details, but to users XPath 1.0 appears to "just work". The
>same cannot be said of XPath 2.0.

I think this is something forgotten in many of the arguments and 
development cycles of recent technologies. The implementers are far fewer 
than the users. Ease of implementation, IMO, should take a back seat to 
ease of use. That something may take a software developer a few extra hours 
is no reason to make it harder for the author every document produced using 
that technology.



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