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RE: ANN: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing
- From: "David E. Cleary" <email@example.com>
- To: xml-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:34:45 -0400
> > In this case, I wish this usage had been considered during the
> > development of the namespaces spec and dealt with explicitly.
> I wouldn't blame the namespaces spec for not handling this. The
> namespaces spec is quite clear about how to get a universal name: get
> the namespace URI from the prefix (or the default) and the local name
> from the local name.
> Can you imagine the list of rules to disallow things?
1 rule. For an XML document to be namespace compliant, it will not contain
any unqualified elements once any namespace is in scope.
This would allow you to use unqualified elements throughout your document
except where namespace pockets appear.