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Re: [xml-dev] Using Saxon 9 as a Schematron 1.5 back end

> Surely. We can find cases when one is better that the other. Naming 
> elements has the advantage that in many cases we can identify the 
> element in fault at a glance.

yes, for humans names (including prefixes)  are usually better.
In a schematron context though there's no standard way of expressing the
required namespace bindings to a following process, so (for machine use)
it's simpler to use the prefix free form which you can just expose as
a string for some later Xpath parser to pick up.

In a system where you have full control of the pipeling mechanisms, the
tradefoffs may well be different...


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