[xquery-talk] X Query NameSpace related Query

Michael Kay mhk at mhk.me.uk
Thu Aug 24 18:35:22 PDT 2006

In XQuery, if you want to find an element named
{http://www.kroger.com/JDE}thing (that is, an element whose namespace URI is
http://www.kroger.com/JDE and whose local name is "thing") then you can

(a) bind the default namespace to http://www.kroger.com/JDE and select it as

declare default element namespace "http://www.kroger.com/JDE";

or (b) bind an explicit prefix to http://www.kroger.com/JDE and select it as

declare namespace pre = "http://www.kroger.com/JDE";

I assume you are aware that if your document contains
xmlns="http://www.kroger.com/JDE" in its outermost element [please don't
call it the root tag - it's not a tag and it's not the root], then all the
unprefixed elements are in this namespace.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: talk-bounces at xquery.com 
> [mailto:talk-bounces at xquery.com] On Behalf Of Taranmeet Kindra
> Sent: 24 August 2006 15:05
> To: talk at xquery.com
> Subject: [xquery-talk] X Query NameSpace related Query
> Hi
> I am able to retrieve desired results when I don't specify 
> the namespace in the root tag of xml.
> I use  "declare namespace 
> xs='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema';"+ Query
> This approach works with no namespace specified.
> Now my root tag in xml is
> <ContractHeader xmlns="http://www.kroger.com/JDE"
> xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
> xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.kroger.com/JDE
> D:\kroger\xmlbeans-2.1.0\k_xsd\JDE_Interface.xsd">
> My root tag in XSD is:
> <xs:schema targetNamespace="http://www.kroger.com/JDE"
> xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
> xmlns:JDE="http://www.kroger.com/JDE" elementFormDefault="qualified"
> attributeFormDefault="unqualified">
> It tried:
> "declare namespace JDE='http://www.kroger.com/JDE';" + Query
> But it did not work, I also tried in Google to find out how 
> to use namespaces in XQuery but didn't find much,
> Thanks
> Taran
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