[xquery-talk] Generating xhtml from xml in no namespace

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Thu Dec 18 14:08:19 PST 2008

> It's crying out for an xpath-default-namespace facility - is 
> there an "XQuery 2" in the pipeline that vendors can 
> implement parts of now to
> solve common problems like this? 

There's an XQuery 1.1 in the pipeline: see


It doesn't currently address this problem, and I don't think there is
anything in the requirements list to do so; it might be a good time to raise
a well-argued bug report. Pointing to the range of workarounds that people
are using might help to convince the WG that the problem is a real one.

Michael Kay

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