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Re: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: Al Snell <email@example.com>
- To: "Christopher R. Maden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 11:50:01 +0100 (BST)
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Christopher R. Maden wrote:
[namespace prefixes irrelevant]
> Maybe; it depends on what exactly you're discarding. Some XML
> applications, such as XSLT and XML schemas, assert that some strings may
> contain QNames, and that those QNames are interpreted relative to the
> current namespace declarations in scope. So you can discard which prefix
> foo:hello and bar:hello used, but you need to hang on to the fact that the
> mapping of both to "asdf" is in scope.
In general, it seems that the namespace prefixes can't be dropped... this
will slightly complicate the format, but hey :-)
SYMBOL("xmlns") -- id 1
SYMBOL("xsl") -- id 2
ATTRIBUTE(0,1) -- xmlns="uri-to-HTML"
ATTRIBUTE(1,2) -- xmlns:xsl="uri-to-XSL"
Alaric B. Snell
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