RE: [xsl] Clark notation in XPath

Subject: RE: [xsl] Clark notation in XPath
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 20:57:56 +0100
I have thought for a long time that it would be a good idea to allow such a
notation (a) in source XML, (b) in XPath expressions, and (c) in the lexical
space of the xs:QName data type; but I haven't had much success in
persuading anyone. 

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Fawcett [mailto:joefawcett@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 02 October 2005 19:08
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Clark notation in XPath
> Dear All
> I was talking to someone at Microsoft last week about greater 
> adoption of XML in 
> general and some of the things people struggle with.
> One idea was to allow Clark notation when doing searches on 
> documents as 
> developers seem to struggle with the idea that that don't 
> need to know the 
> actual prefix used in a document.
> Let's say I have in memory a document that has all elements in the 
> namespace.
> I can select an element using the xpath:
> Of course this is not standard but I'm sure similar ideas 
> have been mooted in 
> the past so I'd appreciate your comments.
> Joe 

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