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   Re: [xml-dev] QNames in attribute values

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Jonathan Borden wrote:
> Yeah. What I understand is that the ability to locally bind namespaces is
> critical to the ability to stream process XML document composition, an
> element can define its own namespace prefix binding context. We recently
> went over this when I declared a namespace best practice of declaring the
> namespace bindings at the root element. I still maintain this is a best
> practice but best practices are meant to be broken for such efficiency
> reasons, and hence the ability to declare local namespace bindings is the
> correct one (IMHO)

Remember we just had an argument about whether to design for the common
case or the special case? Have you ever done this in an application? I
haven't. Still, every XML application in the world must handle namespace

 Paul Prescod


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