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RE: Inappropriate use of XML Namespaces in XQuery, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0?

From: Kay, Michael <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 14:53:10 +0200
Message-ID: <DFF2AC9E3583D511A21F0008C7E62106073DD012@daemsg02.software-ag.de>
To: Svgdeveloper@aol.com, xml-names-editor@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org
This extended use of XML namespaces was first introduced in XSLT 1.0. You
may not like it, but it works, and it's too late to change it.
 
Michael Kay

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From: Svgdeveloper@aol.com [mailto:Svgdeveloper@aol.com] 
Sent: 02 August 2003 09:11
To: xml-names-editor@w3.org; public-qt-comments@w3.org
Subject: Inappropriate use of XML Namespaces in XQuery, XPath 2.0 and XSLT
2.0?


In the various draft XQuery, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0 documents it is
indicated that datatypes and functions are contained in designated XML
namespaces. A similar seeming error made in W3C XML Schema is also carried
forward into the XQuery/XPath/XSLT2 documents.

This seems to me to be in conflict with the Namespaces in XML 1.0
Recommendation which defines an XML namespace as applying to element type
names and attribute names. There is no provision that I can see in the
Namespaces in XML Rec for datatype or function names being part of an "XML
namespace".

Correcting this seeming discrepancy should be straightforward but it seems
to me that it needs to be tidied.

Andrew Watt 
Received on Monday, 4 August 2003 09:21:41 UTC

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