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Subject: Re: [xsl] are all strings in a sequence valid potential QNames
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:18:22 -0800

> <cutdown-quote>
> Perhaps the time has come to say that the W3C has outlived its usefulness.
... Between schemas and XML 1.0 5th edition, they same intent on doing the
same thing to XML. ... XSLT 2 and XPath 2 were still-born, and the much more
pragmatic XSLT 1.1 was killed. Maybe XQuery, but even that is far more complex
and less powerful than it should be due to an excessive number of use cases
and a poorly designed schema type system. I think we might all be better off
if the W3C had declared victory and closed up shop in 2001.
>
> </cutdown-quote>


People, who don't know, don't understand and haven't worked with XSLT
2.0 may say such things.


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On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 5:11 AM, Justin Johansson <procode@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> David Carlisle wrote:
>>
>> Although one should probably note that because of the W3C's rather cavalier
attitude to maintaining standards, the question in the subject line is not
well posed: The set of legal Qnames changed between XML 1.0 edition 4 and
edition 5, so the meaning of \c which is defined by reference to the XML spec
depends on which edition 1.0 B of XML is being implemented
>>
>> David
>
> Well said and somewhat collaborated by E.R.Harold in
>
> http://www.cafeconleche.org/oldnews/news2008December8.html
>
> You have to read the full article on his site to put this into perspective
regarding the 5th edition. B As an implementor, this Qname change presents for
me yet another hurdle. B So what's new in the loneliness of the long distance
X* runner?
>
> <cutdown-quote>
> Perhaps the time has come to say that the W3C has outlived its usefulness.
... Between schemas and XML 1.0 5th edition, they same intent on doing the
same thing to XML. ... XSLT 2 and XPath 2 were still-born, and the much more
pragmatic XSLT 1.1 was killed. Maybe XQuery, but even that is far more complex
and less powerful than it should be due to an excessive number of use cases
and a poorly designed schema type system. I think we might all be better off
if the W3C had declared victory and closed up shop in 2001.
>
> </cutdown-quote>
>
> -- Justin Johansson


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