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

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> I think this hints at the missing link for me in this idea of 
> using axes for 
> XPath m12n.  It's the fact that they operate only in terms of 
> nodes (or, 
> really, node sets). 

Yes, I think one thing we've learnt from the problems with "namespace
nodes" is that representing all information in terms of nodes is a bad
idea, because nodes carry too much baggage - they have identity, they
belong to a document, they have a parent. Can two elements in different
documents share a "type node"? If the context item is a "type node",
what is the value of "/"?

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com 


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