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[Bug 4901] [F&O] Casting between QName and NOTATION

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Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:24:28 +0000
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           Summary: [F&O] Casting between QName and NOTATION
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Recommendation
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Functions and Operators
        AssignedTo: mike@saxonica.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

Future enhancement request, extracted from bug #4874

It seems unsatisfactory that the only way of constructing a
NOTATION is from a literal string, and that there is no way of processing a
NOTATION other than converting it to a string. This makes it impossible for the
user to determine, for example, what namespace a NOTATION is in, or to ensure
that this namespace is declared when an attribute of type NOTATION is written
to the result tree. I suggest that we should allow casting between QName and
NOTATION in both directions, with the obvious semantics, making operations
defined on QNames available for constructing and deconstructing NOTATIONs.
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