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Re: [xsl] Does Saxon support XPath 3.1?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Does Saxon support XPath 3.1?
From: "Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:16:09 -0000

On Sun, 2015-06-28 at 20:01 -0700, Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Liam R. E. Quin <liam@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2015-06-29 at 00:22 +0000, Dimitre Novatchev 
> >  dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
> > > I apologize if I am asking for something obvious, but
> > > straightforward searching didn't locate any statements about 
> > > Saxon support (implementation) of the XPath 3.1 W3C Standard.
> > 
> > XPath 3.1 is not yet a W3C Recommendation (the nearest thing we 
> > have to a standard).
> Thanks Liam,
> Yes, but XPath 3.1 is (since December 2014) a Candidate
> Recommendation, which is the closest point to becoming a
> Recommendation :)

Almost -- there are two more hurdles. But I'd expect any changes now 
would be minor.


> Wasn't there some page with comparison of how different 
> implementation support different versions of XPath? I vaguely 
> remember that in the past there was such a page that provided 
> information how different XSLT processors were passing the W3C Test 
> Suite -- and this directly correlates to their compliants to the 
> respective standard.

I used to maintain that information at the public XQuery page,

(I suppose I could have separated it out onto an XPath page, but 
Massimo marchiori had already started the XPath info there and it had a
sort of mmomentum).

When I got to 50 implementations of XQuery 1 it was too much work to 
keep it up to date. I do still update it at times. I still 
occasionally find implementations -- I think most recently I head 
about Skytide's analytical platform using XQuery inside, although I 
think it's actually using the implementation in DB2.

We do have test results for XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0 up at

The 3.1 results aren't in yet -- Candidate Recomendation is a call for 
implementations. Probably we should review the public test suite pages 
and update them; that might be on the agenda for the upcoming face-to-
face meeting later this month.


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