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Re: [Fwd: Binary proposal]

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:05:51 +0100
Message-ID: <5141A0FF.7090508@kosek.cz>
To: Christian Grün <christian.gruen@gmail.com>
CC: EXPath <public-expath@w3.org>, Florent Georges <fgeorges@fgeorges.org>, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>, XPath <w3c-xsl-query@w3.org>, XSL Working Group <w3c-xsl-wg@w3.org>
On 13.3.2013 15:18, Christian Grün wrote:
> - Most EXPath specs and vendor-specific modules avoid redundancies in
> the prefixes and the function names. This is why I would suggest to
> remove the "binary-" string in some of the function names and instead
> rename the prefix to "binary". The resulting names could be called
> "binary:length", "binary:or", etc.

This looks tempting. However my only concern is that if this binary
module is adopted as built in for some future version of
XPath/XQuery/XSLT then it would be more natural to allow to use
functions without namespace prefixes. By removing binary- prefix we will
get naming clashes with several existing XPath functions.

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