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RE: [F&O] 14.1.3 fn:namespace-uri can no longer return a string

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:48:57 -0700
To: Sarah Wilkin <swilkin@apple.com>, public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040928144857655.00000002472@amalhotr-pc>

We discussed your comment at the joint WG telcon today.
As Michael Kay pointed out in http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2004Sep/0044.html the grammar in RFC 2396 prohibits the zero-length
string but the RFC defines semnatics for it.  So, we took the position that
the zero-length string was, indeed, a valid URI and so it could be returned.
I'll change some of the wording to make this clear.

Please let us know if this is satisfactory. 

All the best, Ashok

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Subject: [F&O] 14.1.3 fn:namespace-uri can no longer return a string

In F&O 14.1.3, namespace-uri was changed to return an xs:anyURI instead 
of an xs:string. The sentence "If $arg is the empty sequence, the 
zero-length string is returned" is no longer valid. There may be other 
occurrences of this in the document where xs:string was changed to 

In similar cases (11.2.3) the signature is xs:anyURI?.

So either:
fn:namespace-uri() as xs:anyURI?
fn:namespace-uri($arg as node()?) as xs:anyURI?

If $arg is the empty sequence, the empty sequence returned.

fn:namespace-uri() as xs:anyURI
fn:namespace-uri($arg as node()?) as xs:anyURI

If $arg is the empty sequence, xs:anyURI("") is returned.

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