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   RE: [xml-dev] [good] Question about NS 1.1

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> Amelia A Lewis wrote:
> > Here's a proposal for XML 1.1 + Namespaces 1.1: namespace
> declarations are
> > decreed not to apply to attribute or element content (listen for the
> > screams).  An application that wants something of that sort
> gets to invent
> > its own attributes or elements to create the definitions,
> if it wants to
> > store QNames in element or attribute content.
> I'm ambivalent about this.  QNames in content sound like a
> Really Bad Idea on the face of it, but on the other hand
> of all the RECs to come out of the W3C, XSLT is the only
> one in which namespace issues don't cause a tremendous
> headache to end users.  It shifts all the pain onto XSLT
> implementors (thanks, Mike :-).
> I'm not sure how this could be accomplished without QNames
> in content.
It could have been achieved using an application-level namespace declaration
xsl:ns="some.uri". But it's too late now.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com


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