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   Re: [xml-dev] Which Will Be Released First, the W3C's XQuery SpecorLongh

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Michael Kay wrote:
>>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
> stable. 
> 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.

In fact, I've done most of the editing on the Requirements document, and 
the main change has been to carefully track which requirements have 
actually been met.

We haven't added new requirements, but we have decided it was not 
realistic to meet some of our original requirements in XQuery 1.0 - 
particularly for metadata. Sigh, it would have been nice to have. But we 
can't solve the whole query problem in XQuery 1.0 ;->



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