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[XQuery] IBM-XQ-004: Remove namespace nodes from XQuery document

From: Don Chamberlin <chamberl@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 15:49:49 -0800
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
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(IBM-XQ-004) In the XQuery document, there should be no reference to 
"namespace nodes". Since XQuery does not support the namespace axis, there 
is no way for an expression to return a namespace node. All references to 
namespace nodes should be replaced by references to the "in-scope 
namespaces" of an element, a term that is already widely used in both the 
Data Model and the Functions and Operators documents. Nodes are needed 
only to preserve identity and to represent a position on an axis. Since 
namespace-prefix-bindings in XQuery have neither identity nor position, 
there is no need in XQuery for the concept of a "namespace node". See 
IBM-DM-031 for a related Data Model comment, but note that this proposal 
can be adopted independently of IBM-DM-031 (

--Don Chamberlin
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2004 18:50:07 UTC

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