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RE: ANN: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing
- From: "David E. Cleary" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 11:07:35 -0400
> Looking back at the thread I don't understand the whole
> controversy. You've
> created a simple transformation tool that you and many others might find
> useful. What's the big problem?
My problems with this are:
1. Insinuation that XML Schema is somehow responsible for this. It was not.
It was not in the XML Schema requirements that we invalidate currently valid
XML documents because Simon didn't like them. This existed before XML
Schema, and XML Schema was required to support this.
2. Simon's insinuation that everybody who creates a document like this is an
idiot who doesn't know what they are doing. Some probably fall into this
category, but not all.
3. That this is a widespread problem. I couldn't give you a real world
schema that does this, although that doesn't mean they do not exist.
4. That this somehow corrects a flawed document, when in real life, it will
probably cause bad things to happen.
Absent real world schemas that use this design patern, it is hard to get a
real handle on it. However, my guess is that Simon probably wouldn't be
processing these type of documents in the first place (I.E. they have a
valid reason for doing this). Simon's use of XML is different from my use of
XML which is probably different from your use of XML. In my world, moving
elements into namespaces where they do not belong smells like an extremely
bad idea, but in Simon's world, it may be the correct thing to do.