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Re: XPath 1.0 challenge: select all XML Schema element

Subject: Re: XPath 1.0 challenge: select all XML Schema element declarations with type string
From: "Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:27:07 -0000
Re:  XPath 1.0 challenge: select all XML Schema element
On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 3:58 PM, Costello, Roger L. costello@xxxxxxxxx <
xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> The following XPath expression returns all XML Schema element declarations
> with @type equal to xs:string:
>         //xs:element[@type = 'xs:string']
> However, that XPath assumes the schema file is written with a namespace
> prefix, like this:
>         <xs:element name="Test" type="xs:string" />
> But the schema file could have been written like this:
>         <element name="Test" type="string" />
> The above XPath expression would fail to return that element declaration.
> Is there a way -- in XPath 1.0 -- to write an XPath expression which
> returns all element declarations of type string?
Declare xs as the default namespace, where's the problem.

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