Subject: Re: [xsl] Proposed syntax for namespace binding in XPath|
From: "Mukul Gandhi" <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 09:27:41 +0530
I find this proposal quite useful. As per my understanding, I could think of following improvements to the syntax suggested by you.
The syntax I'm thinking of using is:
(:# xmlns=http://default/uri xmlns:p=http://other/uri #:) xpath-expression
If we are using XPath from a host language like XSLT (which majority of us do), we can reuse namespace declarations from the Static Context (statically known namespaces - http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#static-and-dynamic-context).
Therefore, I suggest following 2 syntaxes in addition to your above mentioned syntax.
 (:# parent #:) xpath-expression  (:# xmlns=http://default/uri xmlns:p=http://other/uri extends parent #:) xpath-expression
 would inherit all namespace declarations from the Static Context.  would inherit all namespace declarations from the Static Context, as well add some new namespace declarations.
-- Regards, Mukul Gandhi