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Re: [xsl] Namespace wildcards

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 09:27:19 GMT
Message-Id: <200202050927.JAA26847@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: zarella@hmmci.com
CC: www-xpath-comments@w3.org

> Anyone
>new to XSLT will automatically try *:set first. Getting to
>*[local-name(.)="whatever"] is a bit more convoluted and most beginners may
>give up before they reach that solution on their own

But the question at the heart of this thread is "should anyone new to
XSLT be doing this at all?" Needing to key off the local name rather than
the expanded name is the sign of a badly designed set of input languages
(using different namespaces when they ought not to be using the same
namespace) There no doubt are such uses but is this something that you
need to make easy for a beginner?

David

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