As type-safety is pretty much a concession to Microsoft anyway
This is rapidly becoming an urban myth, and it is rubbish. I
to state Microsoft's position for them, but a change as
significant as this cannot be made if only one member
organisation supports it, and that is certainly not the case
in this instance.
Now I'm probably as pro-Microsoft as it is possible to get
without actively conjuring up Satan and working a deal but I
must say that I had the impression that Microsoft would like
the type-safety, XSDL integration etc. and that they would be
active proponents of it.
I did not say Microsoft weren't in favour of it. But they aren't the only ones,
nor are they driving this change.
And I think Microsoft are probably as well aware as anyone that what is right
for XQuery is not necessarily right for XSLT.
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