Does XmlDataSource.XPath accept namespace qualifications?
I'm glad I'm not the only one that notice this. It's such an incredibly obvious omission, That I immediately assumed it was my fault and I was missing something. Can someone let me know if I'm completely out of touch on this or is it true that XmlDataSource.XPath and XPathBinder don't accept namespace qualified documents for evaluation with XPath? I am in the middle of a chapter on System.Xml for .NET 2.0 and I am surprised to have hit upon this missing functionality.
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Mind you, we're just talkingn about the *XPathBinder* - not XPath on .NET in general. There's just no way to pass the namespace prefix map to this databinding expression that I can see. Certainly if the work is done in the code behind, one can use a NamespaceManager and it all works fine. It's that the XmlDataSource control doesn't appear to support the use of one like all the other XPath enabled classes.
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