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Re: Namespace Fixup Proposal

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 20:02:06 +0100
To: "Alex Milowski" <alex@milowski.org>
Cc: "XProc WG" <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b3axtkkb5.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Alex Milowski writes:

> Since XSLT 2.0/XQuery Serialization does not define or require namespace
> fixup, serialization cannot handle documents with missing namespace
> declarations.  We must require namespace fixup before serialization or
> fail on documents with missing namespace declarations.

I'm happy to require fixup during serialization.

> In the spirit of interoperability, I believe we should require that our step
> library produce documents with a minimal and complete set of
> namespace declarations.

I agree that we need to spell out what we want.  I don't agree it
should be incumbent on every step that might need to do so.

I think it's _much_ simpler, for implementors and for the spec., if we
only require fixup during serialization (as already agreed, we _allow_
fixup earlier).

ht
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