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   Re: [xml-dev] Which Will Be Released First, the W3C’s XQuery Spec or Lon

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Don Demsak wrote:
> One of my major complaints with the W3C (and other standards
> organizations) is that they just produce standards, not
> implementations of the standards.  I understand that software
> companies have a vested interest in releasing products according to a
> specification, but without having a publicly accessible implementation
> of the spec to work with during the draft process it makes it very
> difficult to create test cases.  The writers of the spec have to
> resort to thought exercises to test their ideas.

I understand your concerns about the release date of XQuery which has 
indeed been in production for a while, but where implementations are 
concerned I wasn't under the impression that there was nothing to work from:


There's none listed from MS, but then they're hardly the only solution.

Robin Berjon


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