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[Bug 9075] New: [FO 1.1] Do we really want the math functions in a separate namespace?

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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:11:35 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-9075-523@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: [FO 1.1] Do we really want the math functions in a
                    separate namespace?
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Working drafts
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Functions and Operators 1.1
        AssignedTo: mike@saxonica.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

Could I ask the WGs to think again about whether it really makes sense for the
math functions such as sin(), cos() and tan() to be in a different namespace
from other core functions?

Can the WGs define a rationale or strategy for partitioning the function
library into different namespaces? If this is the first step in a new strategy,
and we can articulate that strategy, and apply it to other new functions, then
it might make sense. As it is, it just looks as if we were having a bad day
when we made the decision.

One likely consequence, judging from past experience, is that XSLT editing
tools will automatically insert a declaration of this namespace into every
stylesheet. This clutters the code and adds very no value.

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