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Re: XSL/XML Query functions and operators namespace document

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 13:01:26 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-id: <87zmw0as9l.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> was heard to say:
| I haven't sent a last call comment yet. I'm still mulling it over a bit.
| But I probably will, unless somebody else beats me to it or somebody
| talks me out of it.

I think you should send the comment, but bear in mind:

1. The op: functions probably shouldn't go in the fo: namespace's
   namespace document because they aren't in that namespace.

2. The op: "namespace" doesn't have a URI because it's an editorial
   technique. Those are all builtin operations, no user or API is
   ever expected to "call" op:multiply.

So to do this right, QT will have to give the op: namespace a
namespace URI and publish the definitions in that namespace. But then
the documents (and implementations) will have to decide what to do
if someone puts select="op:multiply(3,4)" in an XPath expression.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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