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Re: Re Deprecate/Undefined (was Request for status dump and issues check)

From: David Carlisle <david@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 15:42:04 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <m135r8G-000OdFC@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk>
To: connolly@w3.org
CC: xml-uri@w3.org

> Q: what's the value of the XPath namespace-uri() function
>         with <aDoc> as the current node??
> A: http://example.com/dir1/foo per the XPath and URI specs,

But that keeps all the bad features of the "make absolute" option
together with the added complication of dealing with undefined
behaviour. Having the effective name of an element (whether for the
purposes of the unique attribute text in the namespace rec, or for
general xpath matching, as here) depend on the current base URI is just
bad in principle. If you are going to keep xpath with this broken
behaviour, you may as well change namespaces to match, having them
inconsistent has no advantages at all.

Received on Saturday, 24 June 2000 10:38:54 UTC

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