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RE: Namespace problem

Subject: RE: Namespace problem
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 09:23:32 +0100
axis namespace
> It's really a DOM-style implementation, and the namespace 
> axis just goes 
> up the tree and gathers up the nodes.  So, this breaks when 
> you really on 
> generate-id() as a hack to implement node identity, and also 
> in the case, 
> where you use the parent axis.  In the first case, there's no 
> work-around, 
> while in the second case, there is.

Saxon, as a matter of interest, does exactly the same thing internally, but
when you use the namespace axis explicitly it creates a transient namespace
node with the right parent pointer. This is sufficiently rare that the cost
hardly matters.

Michael Kay

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