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  • From: "James Tauber" <jtauber@jtauber.com>
  • To: "Paul Tchistopolskii" <paul@qub.com>, "XMLDev list" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 14:21:33 +0800

> Namespaces should be hierarchic. I think that now most of
> XML developers  would agree.

Namespace URI's are hierarchical already, so all it would take is prefix
matching. I briefly suggested this when namespaces first came out and again
in more detail in a couple of posts last week.

Upon further reflection, it wouldn't even need a modification to XPath
(although such a modification could make prefix matching cleaner). As far as
I can tell, all you would need to do is something like:


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