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   Re: Default Namespaces - why don't they apply to attributes?

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  • From: lisa@exinet.co.za (Lisa Retief)
  • To: Ronald Bourret <rpbourret@hotmail.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:00:42 +0200

Ronald Bourret wrote:

> By the way, I would be really curious to see any applications for which
> knowing of an attribute is "in" a namespace -- as opposed simply
> the attribute -- is important. I can't think of any, but maybe I'm just
> unimaginative.

I think that the application I am developing has a need for this. We receive
XML data from a number of different sources, and then run it through a
transformation process (XSLT and some other stuff). Part of this process
adds our own custom attributes to elements in the XML documents, but there
is not way to ensure uniqueness of attribute names without using namespaces.

Regards, Lisa


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