Re: Ten new XQuery, XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Working
Right. But how about "I don't want to have to deal with all 40-odd XSDL
Michael Kay has indicated on the official public-qt-comments list that this is already possible. At least that's how I read his comment.
I am in process of a discussion with him on public-qt-comments re how well that is communicated in the specs. I don't think it is particularly clear in the drafts and you don't seem to have picked it up either. ... Of course, maybe we are both dumb. :)
I think it is a common situation that arises in communicating complex ideas. What is "clear" to the writer may still be "opaque" to the reader.
And I am "encouraging" the WG to produce a Primer (analagous to the one for XSD Schema). At the moment I get the impression that I am not pushing at an open door.
Also, [definitely not wearing my Day Job hat, Dr. Kay gets paid to think
"need" and "want" may not be synonymous, of course.
that Be don't pay attention to comments that a WG didn't have a chance to consider. So, bottom line, for better or worse, if one wants TimBL and the TAG to listen to a fundamental criticism about a spec, "unconstructive"
For my education, is that why at the end of many/all official responses to comments there is a rhetorical question to the effect, "Is that ok with you?". Which I typically don't respond to.
So, if I write back and say "No, you need to do better" (or words to that effect, with supporting justification) ... I am referring to the general case here not specifically XSLT / XPath / XQuery ... then a button is pressed to start a review process, either in the WG or higher up. Is that correct?
I guess it makes sense to flag "unresolved issues" and consider those before PR / REC status. It gives W3C some measure of reassurance that a daft idea isn't being pushed through by a bunch of folks with a common vested interest (which, in one sense at least, is what a W3C WG is).
[Someone correct me if I'm wrong about the
process here, and it may be only W3C members that get to "lie down in the
<grin/> ... Maybe not for much longer. :)
In practice, I suspect that a W3C member would have a significantly louder voice.
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