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Re: Usage of Asterisk in XPath expressions

Subject: Re: Usage of Asterisk in XPath expressions
From: "Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:17:20 -0000
Re:  Usage of Asterisk in XPath expressions
On Fri, 2019-03-22 at 21:53 +0000, Wendell Piez wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wrote:
> Liam,
> 
> Inevitably your observation about axis specifiers raises a larger
> question about fun namespace prefixes:
> 
> 'element'
> 'attribute'
> 'node'
> 'select'
> 
> ... are there others we should be especially careful about?

haha, well, you _could_ have a namespace prefix of preceding-sibling;
the danger is that then writing preceding-sibling:boy is not an error!

I dont know whether anyone has analyzed the grammar to find errors of
this sort.

Maybe true and false would be in this category. Using any XPath keyword
(or XQuery, in that language) as a namespace prefix might be asking for
trouble i suppose.

for $i in return:for-each - for:let return confused

Liam

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