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Re: ANN: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing
- From: Ronald Bourret <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 03:07:32 -0700
"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> I'm basically attempting to build a bridge from a practice I don't like
> to a practice I do like.
Not qualifying child elements is a bad practice; as Tim Bray pointed
out, it leads to collisions when you start mixing elements from
Not qualifying attributes is a neutral practice. It appears to have no
negative side effects (RDF excepted).
Qualifying unqualified child elements and attributes is a dubious
practice. It can lead to collisions even within a namespace.
Instead of trying to impose a technical solution, better to write the
author of any schema that uses unqualified child elements an email and
explain that they are not writing a portable schema. Bad design is a
human problem and is better solved by humans.
-- Ron Bourret
Author, XML Namespaces FAQ