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effect of namespace on collection function; weird

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at ibiblio.org
Wed Feb 3 05:58:55 PST 2010

  effect of namespace on collection function; weird
On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Michael Kay <http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk> wrote:

> Just scream at the insanity of namespaces in general.

Yes, but I got tired of that years ago. :-)

This, however, is a whole new level of insanity. Who thought it would
be a good idea to break practice with XSLT, every single XPath
implementation on the planet, and years of experience and

There's an argument to be made for default namespaces applying in path
expressions, but the time for that argument to be made was 1998. Once
the choice was made, the cost of switching was far higher than any
incremental improvement you might make. Stare decisis isn't just for
the supreme court.

Elliotte Rusty Harold


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