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Re: [xml-dev] xs:assert and Schematron

James Clark wrote:
>> 1) XSD 1.1 draft allows implementers to only provide a subset of XPath for
>> the assertion tests.
> The last call draft says
> "The major revisions since the previous draft include the following:
> ...The minimal subset of XPath which processors were required to
> support for assertions has been eliminated; processors must support
> all of XPath."
That is what the status comments says.

But the normative text does not reflect that.  Hence the quotes I gave 
(which were from http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-1-20080620/ 
which is the most recent version on the W3C website
from which James quotes.)

What it appears to give on one hand, it seems to take away with the 
other. You have to add up the pieces. The statement in the scope section 
that James mentions is only true by heroic squinting, as far as I can 
see, though I admit to not having a good track record at the mentalism 
needed to read that spec.  (The only sensible way I can reconcile the 
statement in the scope against s3.13.1 in particular is if they mean, 
somehow, that they are not defining an explicit official subset of XPath 
but a range of allowed implementations where the minimal subset is 
merely an end-point not a conformance milestone.)
Conforming processors may implement all of [XPath 2.0] 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-1-20080620/#bib-xpath2> or may 
restrict themselves to the subset described below. Interoperability 
among all conforming implementations is best achieved by restricting 
XPath expressions to the subset. In the minimum subset:

      Path steps are restricted to only match information items within
      the element being ·assessed·
      XPath predicates
      <http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-predicate> are
      restricted to only match information items within the element on
      which the predicates
      <http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-predicate> are
      Operations are limited to those defined in this specification. For
      example, comparison of ·actual values·
      <http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-1-20080620/#key-vv> is
      supported, while general comparison, addition and multiplication
      are not.
      Functions are also limited to those whose semantics is within the
      scope of this specification.
*Note:* It is a consequence of this construction that attempts to refer, 
in an assertion, to the siblings or ancestors of E, or to any part of 
the input document outside of E itself, will be unsuccessful.
An XPath Expression 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-1-20080620/#x> property record 
X, with a context node E, is evaluated as defined in [XPath 2.0] 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-1-20080620/#bib-xpath2>, with 
a static context 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-static-context> as 
described in XPath Valid (§ 
(unless otherwise specified elsewhere) and with the following dynamic 
(again, unless otherwise specified elsewhere):
1 The context item 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-context-item> is E.
2 The context position 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-context-position> is 1.
3 The context size 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-context-size> is 1.
4 The variable values 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-variable-values> is 
the empty set.
5 The function implementations 
include an implementation of every function in the function signatures 
of the static context 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-static-context>. See 
XPath Valid (§ 
6 The current dateTime 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-date-time> is 
but is constant during an ·assessment· 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-1-20080620/#key-va> episode.
7 The implicit timezone 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-timezone> is 
but is constant during an ·assessment· 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-1-20080620/#key-va> episode.
8 The available documents 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath20-20070123/#dt-available-docs> is 
the empty set.
9 The available collections 
is ·implementation-defined· 
10 The default collection 
is ·implementation-defined· 

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