Hi Roan,

Thanks for the infos. As I pointed out in an other thread, it's completely breaking my own tool.

XPath expressions with or without default namespaces are completely different, and I don't find a way to deal properly with both 1.17 and 1.18 API.
Googling for "XPath default namespace" returns a lot of pages where it's explained that code has to be modified to parse XML documents with a default namespace, and the parsing is different if you don't have a default namespace.


On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Roan Kattouw <roan.kattouw@gmail.com> wrote:
Per https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24781 , the XML
output returned by the API has a namespace since 1.18.

1.17: <api>
1.18: <api xmlns="http://www.mediawiki.org/xml/api/">

Apparently this breaks for some people using XPATH expressions,
although comments on Bugzilla indicated this shouldn't be the case,
and since I don't know anything about XML namespaces I trusted my
fellow MW devs who said it wouldn't be a problem :)


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