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

Subject: Re: [xsl] Can't use any of the xdt functions! Grrrr
From: Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 18 Mar 2005 23:27:38 +0000
>>>>> "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

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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