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   RE: [xml-dev] Namespaces

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>   2. Enforce sanity, as defined at:
>        http://www.flightlab.com/~joe/sgml/sanity.txt
>      by saying that once a (markup-level) namespace is declared, it
>      cannot be re-declared in the same document unless it has the same
>      prefix.
>   4. (A general thing, but has a particular impact with namespaces)
>      Have an option to retain user-specified but syntax-level
>      artifacts such as namespace prefixes, so that identity
>      transformations (for example) are able to create
>      identical-looking XML. For some reason, users grow attached to
>      the prefixes that they use and get upset when they're substituted
>      for 'ns0', despite the fact that the expanded names are just the
>      same.

It seems that (4) may conflict with (2) in where XML documents are merged.
Will you use some form of prefix mangling in those cases?


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