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   Re: [xml-dev] XPath/XSLT 2.0 concerns

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Uche Ogbuji wrote:

> I would strongly oppose a move for abbreviation of extension axes.  For one 
> thing, this would throw chaos into the idea of having a basic grammar for 
> XPath.  I also think it would be terribly confusing for the users.  What if 
> two groups choose "#" for their abbreviated axis name?  Users could see "#" as 
> meaning type axis in some examples/implementations and "#" meaning hyperlink 
> axis in another.  Would we have to end up with a global registry of abbeviated 
> axis names?  And wouldn't there then be a hasty lang-grab for cute and 
> memorable abbreviations?

I agree, I don't think arbitrary extension axes should have abbreviations.
However, if there was a single axis for this e.g. annotation::, it might be
feasible with an abbrevition.



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