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Re: using <ns> to specify namespaces

From: Sebastian Rahtz <Sebastian.Rahtz@oucs.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 09:27:20 +0000
Message-ID: <43E1D078.8050007@oucs.ox.ac.uk>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: Yves Savourel <yves@opentag.com>, public-i18n-its@w3.org



Felix Sasaki wrote:
>
> 
> Talking from the XSLT / XQuery perspective: Both Sebastians and my 
> implementations need to copy the string values of the selector 
> attributes into generated XSLT stylesheet / XQuery files. So we need an 
> extra step anyway to generate zero or more xmlns elements in these 
> files, so that the XSLT / XQuery processor understands these values as 
> "namespace using" XPath expressions.
> 
> This task seems to me easier to do with the <its:ns> element, rather 
> than analyzing xmlns attributes at "its:documentRules". Although the 
> task would be not impossible for XQuery, I think. Sebastian, what do you 
> think about XSLT?

as it stands in XSLT 1.0, I don't see any way to get the necessary
information across from the (otherwise reasonable) notation Yves
proposes. Can you see a way, Felix?

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