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Re: Moving xmlFunctions-34 forward

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 15:16:22 +0100
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
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Dan Connolly writes:

> Yes... hmm... I think one pressing case is the question of
> whether XInclude or XPath goes first. Murray Maloney
> gave a good example with disclaimers a while back...

I assume you mean XSLT, not XPath.

> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-grddl-wg/2006Nov/0127.html
> I'm not sure how well that example fits...

Just fine -- for better or worse, the draft finding calls out as an
unsolved issue how to deal with the ordering of elaboration signals
which are attributes.

>> Second, even supposing the worst case, in some sense, all this means
>> is that almost every application will start from the elaborated
>> infoset treating its _own_ namespace as a quoting signal.
> I think I lost you at "every application"; there's 1 main
> application we're trying to specify, no? i.e The Web.

I guess what I meant was that there has to be some way of establishing
who is asking the question "What is the elaborated infoset of this
document?".  If a specific concrete application is asking the
question, it will specify the quoting namespace(s).  If the document
is just found lying in the road, so to speak, then I guess its
document element namespace will have to be consulted (how?). . .


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