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effect of namespace on collection function; weird

James Fuller james.fuller.2007 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 13:42:13 PST 2010


  effect of namespace on collection function; weird
yes frustrating, but dont forget you can use:

declare default element namespace "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";

to change the default element namespace in XQuery

James Fuller


On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Elliotte Rusty Harold
<http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk> wrote:
> Can this possibly be right? After much debugging I have bolied a
> really confusing bug down to this test case. The following query
> prints 3097:
>
> <html>
> {
> let $num := count(collection("/db/quotes")/quote)
> return $num
> }
> </html>
>
> and this query prints 0:
>
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
> {
> let $num := count(collection("/db/quotes")/quote)
> return $num
> }
> </html>
>
> The only difference is the default namespace declaration. In the
> documents being queried the quote elements are indeed in no namespace.
> Is XQuery really supposed to be applying default namespaces to
> unqualified names in path expressions? Do I report this as a bug in
> the XQuery processor or do I scream at the insanity of the XQuery
> working group?
>
>
> --
> Elliotte Rusty Harold
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