Re: Ten new XQuery, XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Working
Uche Ogbuji writes: > > Standards should be based on existing practice; failing that, > > there should be ample opportunity for designs to compete. > > Absolutely. This is, and always has been the crux of the problem > with XQuery and company. Yes, in XML we've become used to > "standardization" committees that are really research teams, and > this is not always bad. We've had some good stuff such as XPath > 1.0 emerge, and it actually worked out in the marketplace. I think that it's wonderful that we have the W3C as a large, funded industry consortium committed to royalty-free R&D, and it's wonderful that we have the W3C as a large, funded industry consortium committed to royalty-free standards. The only unfortunate part is the tendency to mix the two roles -- an R&D organization is similar to an accountant while a standards body is similar to an auditor, and we've all seen what happens when people get to audit themselves. All the best, David -- David Megginson, david@m..., http://www.megginson.com/
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