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   Re: [xml-dev] more QName madness

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Paul Prescod scripsit:

> I home I'm missing something: if I have ten XPointers in a document and 
> they each use 3 namespaces, do I necessarily have 30 xmlns declarations?

No, you have 3 uses of the xmlns() scheme in each of your ten XPointers.
The xmlns declarations in the embedding document are irrelevant; after all,
that document need not be XML at all: it could be plain text, HTML, PDF, or
hard copy.

> Somehow I end up taking the brunt of 
> average programmer's hatred of XML and I can feel the flames already.

"The humans fear what they do not understand."
	--Anonymous Deryni

And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening
beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from
inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding
and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic
tenebrous ultimate gods --  the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul
is Nyarlathotep. (Lovecraft) John Cowan|jcowan@reutershealth.com|ccil.org/~cowan


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