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Re: {*}LocalName wildcard

From: Mary F. Fernandez <mff@research.att.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 13:27:45 -0500
Message-ID: <3ABB95A1.42D61E93@research.att.com>
To: jjc@jclark.com
Cc: www-xml-query-comments@w3.org
Dear James, 

This is a response to the following message, which you posted to the XML 
Query Working Group's comments list:


The XML Query Working Group has approved the following response:

The issue you raise has been discussed at length in the XML Query
group.  Although the namespace URI does determine the meaning of a
local name, we have considered data-integration use cases where it is
useful to be able to match on only the local name.  Eliminating
{*}Localname would require the user to anticipate all namespaces for
which he might match a local name, which is difficult, if not
impossible.  Open issue 0018, "Align algebra types with schema",
addresses your point in the most general case. We will note your point
in the text of that issue.

We appreciate your feedback on the XML Query specifications. Please let
know if this response is satisfactory. If not, please respond to this 
message, explaining your concerns.

Mary Fernandez
On behalf of the XML Query Working Group
Mary Fernandez                    AT&T Labs - Research          
Principal Technical Staff Member  180 Park Ave., Bldg 103, E243 
mff@research.att.com		  Florham Park, NJ 07932-0971   
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