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   RE: [xml-dev] ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer

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On Mon, 2002-10-28 at 19:18, Michael Kay wrote:

> Perhaps I should ask for a vote: do people on this list prefer the
> simple 3-page James Clark description of the XPath 1.0 data model, with
> all these inherent ambiguities, or the complex 30-page committee-written
> description of the XPath 2.0 data model, which attempts to eliminate all
> such ambiguities by diving into layers of abstraction and formalism?

As for myself, I would prefer the method used in the XPath 2.0 data
model spec applied to the XPath 1.0 data model :-) !

Otherwise, if you compare the specifications of the XPath 1.0 and XPath
2.0 datamodels, I don't think you're comparing apples and apples since a
significant amount of complexity has been added to the concept itself,
explaining a part of the increase of the number of pages, the other part
only being needed to eliminate the ambiguities.

See you in Baltimore.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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