Twelve working drafts

Volume 8, Issue 48; 04 Apr 2005; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Please sir, may I have another? Not quite a baker's dozen specifications.

It's that time again! The editors have delivered another round of XSL and XML Query Working Drafts. Many of them are going back to Last Call for what I (and we all!) sincerely hope will be the last time.

I did my usual bit-wrangling to get them into shape for publication. The editors have gotten very good at delivering clean drafts and I thank them all for their hard work. Most of what I do these days is coordinate with the chairs to get the status sections right and make sure all the cross references, bibliographies, and other bits are synchronized.

I fear we put a little extra stress on the W3C team this time around. One draft got substantially revised right at the last minute and tossed into the 4 April publication cycle somewhat unexpectedly. Another editor went on vacation the day after delivery. It wasn't as smooth as it could have been, and I thank the team for their patience.

Newly on the TR page, 4 April 2005 Working Drafts of

We're going to try using Bugzilla for comments this time. I hope that makes the process easier to manage. But I also hope we get a lot fewer comments.

Happy reading!


Following links results in 404:

The same links are posted on so I guess it's w3's fault...

—Posted by A. Reader on 05 Apr 2005 @ 02:05 UTC #

There's an impressive array of mirroring servers behind New uploads sometimes take a few hours to percolate across the whole set. By now it ought to be fully mirrored.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 05 Apr 2005 @ 02:09 UTC #