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   RE: [xml-dev] Doc vs. Data

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michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com (Michael Kay) writes:
>> To me they are different languages and there is no special reason to
>> move to XPath 2.0 (unless of course you really need its features).
>There are only ever two possible reasons to move from XXX 1.0 to XXX
>2.0: either you need the new features of the new version, or you are
>obliged to move forwards because everyone else is doing so. This
>applies to XPath as much as to any other XXX, so it's not clear what
>point you are making.

I guess the latter explanation covers software developers who stop
updating the 1.x-only version of their tools to focus on 2.x, and then
affects the rest of us.

Open source lets me mix and match to some extent, but it's still
frustrating to be trapped in that web.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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