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Wording of XPath relative namespace URI errata

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 11:52:57 +0700
Message-ID: <39BDB6A9.77B54B6E@jclark.com>
To: w3c-xsl-wg@w3.org
CC: w3c-xml-linking-ig@w3.org, w3c-xml-schema-wg@w3.org, w3c-xml-cg@w3.org, w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
The currently proposed wording for the XPath errata dealing with
relative namespace URIs at [1] (under Section 5 and Section 5.4) says
in effect that relative namespace URIs can get munged in an
implementation-dependent way; however, XPath expressions can still be
well-defined on a document containing relative namespace URIs, provided
that the evaluation of the expressions doesn't depend on the value of
any relative namespace URIs.

However, the wording suggested by [2] would make for a broader
undefinedness: in effect, the behaviour of the entire spec when there
are relative namespace URIs becomes undefined.  The wording here is
suggested for "new" specifications, which doesn't appear to cover the
XPath errata.

My question is: does anybody think the XPath wording should be changed
to use a wording similar to [2]?

James

[1]
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-archive/2000Sep/att-0068/01-xpath-errata.htm
[2] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xppa#47802880
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