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From Stefan Guggisberg <stefan.guggisb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: namespaces
Date Wed, 16 Mar 2005 17:33:12 GMT
On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 11:53:49 -0500, Stefano Mazzocchi
<stefano@apache.org> wrote:
> Stefan Guggisberg wrote:
> > On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 16:18:52 +0100, Felix Röthenbacher
> > <felix.roethenbacher@wyona.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Tobias Strasser wrote:
> >>
> >>>well: "/*[local-name()='hugo' and
> >>>namespace-uri()='http://foo.bar.org']" is not a valid path :-)
> >>>
> >>
> >>I think the answer above is a little bit oversimplified.
> >>AFAICS there is no support for xpath predicates when using
> >>session.exportDocView(). Only an absolute path is allowed.
> >>But maybe someone else knows better ...
> >
> >
> > what makes you believe that you can use xpath predicates
> > in a jcr path???
> >
> > please, do your homework and read the spec before asking
> > such basic questions. i guess that's not asked too much.
> >
> > here's a hint: see 4.6 Path Syntax
> Stefan, in case you didn't notice, here we are trying to build a
> community, not just to implement a spec, and it's already hard without
> you alienating people for how they interact with this project.
> If you feel annoyed by the lack of pro-activity on other people's side,
> you are welcome not to reply and ignore them.

fair enough. although i think that people on the list should be encouraged 
to have at least a look at the api documentation before they ask
a basic  question about an api method in the development list i accept 
your advice and i'll let other people answer them.


> Do you know the Postel Principle? "be strict in what you send, be
> forgiving in what you receive", this is how the internet can work in
> practice, but it's a very useful thing, it helps in human collaborations
> as well, especially in wide and across cultures ones, like this that we
> are trying to build.
> Apache is about community, not code. You are one of the development
> leaders of this project and for that reason, like it or not, you have a
> responsibility: the responsibility of helping out in making sure that
> our users and developers feel welcome even when they screw up, even when
> they are lazy, even when they make silly (for you!) mistakes.
> A community of smart asses will not bloom: it go down in flames. Been
> there, done that. I still have scars from Avalon that prove all that. We
> had to kill it before its cancer grew in other sides of the foundation.
> The last thing I want is this project to fail incubation for community
> reasons and there will be no way to attract external committers if they
> won't feel welcome.
> Ah, one last thing, when you write an email, remember that this is a
> very public forum and that these messages are archived in many different
> places, which means that they won't go away. Think about emails that you
> wrote 10 years ago and think about how these will feel 10 years for now.
> Food for thought.
> --
> Stefano.

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