[sc34wg3] TMQL: Proposal to drop the "characteristics" axis

Lars Marius Garshol larsga at garshol.priv.no
Thu Dec 4 07:55:59 EST 2008

* Lars Heuer
> I find the "characteristics" axis cumbersome for the following
> reasons:
> - Loooong name (easy to introduce typos)
> - TMDM does not define "characteristics", it's a XTM 1-legacy term
> - Can be replaced with postfix filters without loosing anything
> Here some examples from the TMQL spec. dtd. 2008-07-15:
> 1.
>  jack >> characteristics tm:occurrence
>  Replacement:  jack / tm:occurrence

I've wanted exactly this change pretty much ever since the path  
language was created. I support this very strongly. IMHO it makes the  
query language much simpler and more straightforward to use.

--Lars M.

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