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Bug 1508 - Impact of XML Base on collation, namespace URIs
Summary: Impact of XML Base on collation, namespace URIs
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: XPath 2.0 (show other bugs)
Version: Last Call drafts
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Don Chamberlin
QA Contact: Mailing list for public feedback on specs from XSL and XML Query WGs
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-24 23:53 UTC by Paul Cotton
Modified: 2005-06-28 16:42 UTC (History)
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Description Paul Cotton 2005-06-24 23:53:14 UTC
"There should also be a clear indication how XML Base affects collations, 
namespaces etc."

This was originally part of I18N WG's comment 1350:
Comment 1 Don Chamberlin 2005-06-28 16:41:43 UTC
The Query and XSLT working groups discussed this item at their joint telcon on 
June 28, 2005. They observed that the F&O document, Section 7.3.1, contains the 
following text: "If the collation is specified using a relative URI, it is 
assumed to be relative to the value of the base-uri property in the static 
context." The use of collations in an order-by clause of a FLWOR is covered by 
Section 3.9.3 of the XQuery document, which makes reference to the fn:compare 
function and is therefore covered by definitions in the F&O document. A long 
and contentious thread on various W3C lists has established that relative 
namespace URIs have no meaning, and therefore our documents do not discuss 
them. Our conclusion is that no change is needed to the existing XPath and 
XQuery documents relating to the effect of XML Base on collations and