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- From: james anderson <James.Anderson@mecomnet.de>
- To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 18:45:31 +0100
Ronald Bourret wrote:
> If you are stating that the algorithm doesn't work because you have to
> inspect the entire document first, that's a circular argument. The
> algorithm clearly states that the document must be preprocessed, so you
> can't use that as an argument against it working. (Note that such
> preprocessing is necessary to use the algorithm with current parsers. This
> prefix substitution could be done at parse time by a specialized parser.)
this is the method used by the processor described earlier. (http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/9812/0276.html)
> > > Well, tedious enough to make it unlikely that anyone will use
> > > validation on documents that utilize namespaces. It is hard.
> > > It is too hard. And for that reason, among others, Veo has
> > > vociferously opposed "Namespaces in XML".
> This might be true, although it is easy enough to write a tool that did the
> preprocessing necessary for this to work with the current batch of parsers.
the trivial demonstration is the reserialization in the cited note.
> In the long run, these questions disappear anyway, as the current schema
> proposals can declare which namespace a given element or attribute belongs
> to, thus solving the problem of no namespace declarations in the DTD.
schemas have many arguments in their favour, but are not strictly necessary in
order to accomplish this.
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