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Re: Excluding namespaces

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 16:43:54 +0000
To: "Alessandro Vernet" <avernet@orbeon.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5btzkjflf9.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Alessandro Vernet writes:

> Does this cover the case where the pipeline author doesn't use the
> XProc namespace in element or attribute names within the p:inline and
> wants the XProc namespace not to be excluded (maybe because it is used
> in an XPath expression in some attribute)?

No, but we decided to go ahead anyway because you can always address
that by a) providing a binding for some random namespace to the prefix
you use in your XPath and then b) push it through a namespace-rename
step to change the random namespace to the XProc namespace.  Given how
rare a requirement that is, we thought it not worth an additional
language feature to address this.

ht
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