RE: Namespace conflicts processing Word documents
> >A prefix used in an XPath doesn't stop the XML from being namespace > >well-formed, so I don't see why that namespace needs to be > declared in > >that particular file. It seems an artificial restriction. > > Not to me. Importation and inclusion doesn't happen at a > syntax level, it happens at a semantic level. I'd call it a design choice, rather than an artificial restriction. It could have been done differently. We chose to depart from relying entirely on the XML-level namespace bindings in the case of xpath-default-namespace. Doing it differently would have had some negatives, like <a:element/> not meaning the same as <xs:element name="a:element"/>. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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