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   Re: [xml-dev] Registered namespace prefixes

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rsalz@datapower.com (Rich Salz) writes:
>When I feed C++ to my C parser, it doesn't work too well. :)
>XML requires you to look ahead to the end of the start-element.
>Yes this makes some parsing models harder to implement, and some

XML 1.0 requires no such lookahead.  {XML+Namespaces in XML} requires
such lookahead.

>Has anyone come up with an alternate proposal that allows you to mix
>and match a document with elements that come from distributed creators?
>I don't recall seeing one go by on the list.  If I missed it, please
>respost the URL.  It seems to me that without distributed authority to
>create names, XML is NIXML, non-interoperable.

Working with just prefixes does in fact offer that.  Jeff's proposal is
the most recent.  There are lots of other proposals out there which
allow varying degrees of flexibility, including some early drafts of the
namespaces spec itself (before scoped attributes came in) and this
lingering ghost called architectural forms.

Simon St.Laurent
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