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   RE: [xml-dev] Which Will Be Released First, the W3C's XQuery Specor Long

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> What makes me chuckle is the fact that the requirement on which
> a WD is based is open to change, is not publicly reviewed
> and can be changed by the WG!

Requirements documents are normally published for review, though I'm not
enough of a process lawyer to go looking in the process document to see what
it says on the matter. Certainly the requirements documents for
XSLT/XPath/XQuery were published for review, and they have proved very

The OP complained that the specs were taking too long to finish, and I
replied that this is in good measure a consequence of the fact that the
process is very open. If you want the specs more quickly, making the process
more open will not help.

Michael Kay


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