On Feb 6, 2008, at 2:38 AM, Andrew Welch wrote:
After 8 years or so of XSLT now, the "a-ha" moment only came to me the
other day ...
This, of course, is a problem that language designers should consider.
I assume that namespaces, from my experience with xsd more than xsl,
are things that are meant to be observed by translators. I now begin
to wonder how I specify operations on elements in a particular name
space but from what Michael has said it seems they are simply
"syntactic sugar" to enable unique identification (avoid naming
conflicts) in single passes. Is there a way to specify that a style
sheet processes only the elements of a particular name space? I don't
think there is, but it sounds like something I could use for code