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> Partly. But only a small part. It's late because the WG heroically
> decided they were going to SOLVE THE WHOLE QUERY PROBLEM DAMMIT, and
> bit off an immense glob of schematype-laden semantics that could and
> should have been left out.
XQuery 1.0 is arguably a smaller language than XSLT 1.0: I don't think the
size of the language is the problem. It's true that getting the type system
to work took a lot of time and effort, but I think it would have taken much
less work if fewer people had been involved.