Re: facts, conclusions, and exhortations re XML (long)
Hi Steven, everyone, Unbelievably, I'm defending Microsoft here, but: On Sat, 20 Nov 1999, Steven R. Newcomb wrote: ... > I ran across more evidence of Microsoft's anticompetitive behavior > recently. Most of you probably already knew about it. XPath, as > implemented by Microsoft, provides access to the first node of any > nodelist as the zeroeth node (the node in the list that is addressed > by an array index value of 0), while the relevant W3C draft requires > it to be the first (index value of 1) node. This means that with > Microsoft's implementations, no node (i.e., no information component) > address that is based on nodelist position will be resolved to the > same node that any strict W3C implementation would resolve it to. I believe the the implementation talked about here is XQL, a precursor to XPath. Nowhere has Microsoft claimed to implement XPath yet, AFAIK. In fact, according to Microsoft, they are refusing to implement XSLT or XPath until the final recommendation, which has only just happened this week. If this problem occurs, after these implementations come out, then we can complain =) We must be careful with our facts. The problem with XML is that the dust is just settling (or not, with XSchemas yet to be done) and there are a lot of experimental work out there that is still hanging around. . . . Sean. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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