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

Subject: Re: [xsl] Can't use any of the xdt functions! Grrrr
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 11:02:24 +1100
May I propose something?

   Make the XSLT  2.0 processor work with the new *as well as* with
all previous

So, it is an accomodating and forced-ugly-non-compliance feature, but
this is the best reaction I can see to this situation.

Dimitre Novatchev

On 18 Mar 2005 23:27:38 +0000, Colin Paul Adams
<colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>>> "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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