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Re: Inappropriate use of XML Namespaces in XQuery, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0?

From: <Svgdeveloper@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:35:46 EDT
Message-ID: <19d.18adcb55.2c5fd752@aol.com>
To: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com
CC: xml-names-editor@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
In a message dated 04/08/2003 13:53:30 GMT Daylight Time, 
Michael.Kay@softwareag.com writes:

> 
> This extended use of XML namespaces was first introduced in XSLT 1.0. You 
> may not like it, but it works, and it's too late to change it.

Which aspect(s) of the inconsistency underlying the problem are you 
suggesting are immutable?

Andrew Watt

>   
> Michael Kay
>  
> >> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Svgdeveloper@aol.com [mailto:Svgdeveloper@aol.com] 
>> Sent: 02 August 2003 09:11
>> To: xml-names-editor@w3.org; public-qt-comments@w3.org
>> Subject: Inappropriate use of XML Namespaces in XQuery, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 
>> 2.0?
>> 
>> 
>> In the various draft XQuery, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0 documents it is 
>> indicated that datatypes and functions are contained in designated XML namespaces. 
>> A similar seeming error made in W3C XML Schema is also carried forward into 
>> the XQuery/XPath/XSLT2 documents.
>> 
>> This seems to me to be in conflict with the Namespaces in XML 1.0 
>> Recommendation which defines an XML namespace as applying to element type names and 
>> attribute names. There is no provision that I can see in the Namespaces in 
>> XML Rec for datatype or function names being part of an "XML namespace".
>> 
>> Correcting this seeming discrepancy should be straightforward but it seems 
>> to me that it needs to be tidied.
>> 
>> Andrew Watt 
> 
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