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Re: [DM] Infoset mapping and dm:node-name

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 13:18:15 -0400
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org, WWW DOM <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-id: <87oenzdyy0.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org> was heard to say:
| Here are the comments from the DOM Working Group regarding the
| XQuery/XPath Data Model document [1].
| Finally, the DOM Working Group reiterates his previous comment (DOM8)
| regarding the name conflict between the accessor dm:node-name and the
| DOM attribute Node.nodeName. Again, the notion of node names between DOM
| and the XQuery/XPath Data Model is significantly different, even if the
| XQuery/XPath specification does not call for physical implementation of
| the abstract model. A different name (dm:universal-name, or
| dm:node-uname, etc.) should be used to avoid conflict and confusion,
| such as the ones reported in September 2000 [3].

The WG has discussed this issue and decided that no change is
necessary. We note, in particular, that our node-name function is in a
different namespace which is an accepted method for providing globally
unique names. There was no support in the WGs for renaming our

We also point out that the node-name function exists in F&O and that
the node-name accessor provides the abstract functionality required for
this user-visible function.

| [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath-datamodel-20031112/
| [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2003Jul/att-0003/XPDM2-DOM.html
| [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-forum/2000JulSep/0215.html

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