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> > > > """
> > > > Some of us who do not like XPath and XSLT 2.0 are earnestly trying
> > > > to get work going on XPath NG.
> > > > """
> > >
> I think you may have meant to write, "Some of us who like XPath 1.0 but do
> not like XPath 2.0 ...".
Eeeek. Yes. That's precisely what I meant. Thanks. XPath 1.0 rocks.
> Personally, for what little my $0.02 is worth, I think XPath NG would be an
> excellent name IF there is a proposal / specification to name at some future
> date. I am comfortable with XPath NG as a working title for what is being
> The "NG" has close parallels with RELAX NG. And the XML community is pretty
> clear that that is not supported by or emanating from W3C.
> I don't think that "XPath NG", if it ever exists, is likely to cause real
Strongly agreed. Frankly, I'm very surprised at Mike Kay's objection.
Perhaps it was born of my typo (i.e. suggesting that we'd be ditching XPath
1.0 as well)?
> In passing I would point out that the W3C IPR page at
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice-20000612#W3C_Trademarks seems
> to make no claim for any rights over the word/term XPath.
> A great many people in the XML community outside W3C make contributions to
> the W3C specifications. If W3C were to take a position that it is sole
> arbiter on all issues relating to such specifications and any technologies
> which might compete with them then the rules of the game have changed for the
Thanks for having this look. Really, I can't imagine the W3C using a
trademark cudgel in such a case as we're proposing. They rightly didn't go
after us when we created EXSLT, nor did they go after the JDOM folks. As far
as I know, the FixPtr group are not in jeopardy, nor is Tim Bray for creating
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