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   Re: [xml-dev] Errors in Kendall Clark's xml.com article on QNames

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Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> QNames in attribute values and element content are a huge mess and a 
> big mistake. I've seen them complexify virtually every significant 
> system I've worked on that had to process arbitrary XML documents. 
> They were a problem for JDOM. They were a problem for XInclude. They 
> were a problem when using DOM and SAX. They make XML significantly 
> more complex.

If I may add some other specs to the list, they are a problem for 
XPointer and Canonical XML as well... and they are very difficult to 
process with XSLT 1.0 too (just remember the mess it has been to 
transform a version of W3C XML Schema into the next one before it went rec).


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