XSLT 2.0, XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Are W3C Candidate Recommendations

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That's a big milestone in a 6-years-going-so-far design-by-committee experiment: XSLT 2.0, XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are finally W3C Candidate Recommendations. That means that W3C now officially calls for implementations (which shows another weirdness of the design-by-committee process as XQuery alone has about 40 implementations already as per Ken North). CR phase will last at least till 28 February 2006, that means late 2006 is probably the timeframe for the XSLT 2.0, XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Recommendations.

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No, of course it didn't change much. And SQL Server is happy with XQuery and now they even plan to extend XQuery support.
But the point is that now I don't think that XQuery in-progress status was the the main reason to abandon it. That was an official reason. The hidden agenda was of course XLinq.

did XQuery change that much, that Microsoft was right to remove it from .NET 2.0?

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