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RE: ANN: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald Bourret [mailto:rpbourret@rpbourret.com]
> Sent: 31 July 2001 11:08
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: ANN: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing
> 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.

And after the author has amended their schema to require that these
changes be made, there is a technical problem to solve: processing
older data which might conform to the previous version of the specification.

In these circumstances Simons solution is perfectly valid.

And is just what is going to happen with RDF attributes. In RSS 1.0 we
made the mistake of not forcing all the RDF attributes to be prefixed.
There is not a lot of data in both prefixed and unprefixed forms and
applications which can handle one or both cases. Using a filter to
migrate in this way is a good option, IMO.



Leigh Dodds, Systems Architect       | "Pluralitas non est ponenda
http://weblogs.userland.com/eclectic |    sine necessitate"
http://www.xml.com/pub/xmldeviant    |     -- William of Ockham