RE: [xsl] Can't use any of the xdt functions! Grrrr

Subject: RE: [xsl] Can't use any of the xdt functions! Grrrr
From: "Pawson, David" <David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 08:59:42 -0000
And AFAIK its just this WG that are doing it.
They are not following any W3C procedure.
I'd suggest people shout on the W3C comments list,


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Colin Paul Adams [mailto:colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
    Sent: 18 March 2005 23:28
    To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: [xsl] Can't use any of the xdt functions! Grrrr
    >>>>> "Dimitre" == Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
        Dimitre> The admirable tricks recommended by Michael Kay for
        Dimitre> finding this information in the source code of 
    Saxon 8.x
        Dimitre> clearly show how difficult the W3C groups have made it
        Dimitre> for a programmer to use the reference 
    implementations of
        Dimitre> the drafts.
    It's a REAL pain, this switching of namespaces on every 
    working draft!
    What is an implementor meant to do, when a new drat comes out?
    I have two choices that I can see:
    1) Be honest - I haven't got round to reading the latest draft
       thoropughly enough yet to claim I have implemented it yet - so
       stick to the old namespace - then FXSL won't work for me, as
       Dimitre has had to change to accomodate saxon 8.3.
    or 2), change to the latest namespace, thus giving a 
    mis-leading impression.
    Perforce, I choose option 2.
    Meanwhile, last call drafts are to come out in a few weeks, 
    so another change will have to come.
    I think it's a daft idea myself. Sure, change the namespace 
    when it reaches VCR (or PR or REC - whatever), but these 
    changes every working draft help noone.
    Colin Paul Adams
    Preston Lancashire


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