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RFC 5261, "An Extensible Markup Language (XML) Patch Operations Framework Utilizing XML Path Language (XPath) Selectors", September 2008

Source of RFC: simple (rai)

Errata ID: 3465
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Erik Wilde
Date Reported: 2013-01-18
Held for Document Update by: Gonzalo Camarillo

Section 4.2.3 says:

- Lastly, if the above two rules still don't apply, first all
  in-scope namespace prefixes of the evaluation context node are
  arranged alphabetically in an ascending order. 

It should say:



It is not entirely clear what "arranged alphabetically" refers to in this section. Sorting can be done in a variety of ways, and while many environment may have standard sort orders, not all are the same and for this standard to be implement consistently it's important to clearly state what sort order the above sentence is referring to. The suggested fix for this erratum is to add text that clearly states which sorting method should be used.

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