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- To: "Mike Champion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "XML Dev" <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Following up ... a "Living without W3C Namespaces" manifesto?
- From: "Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@stjude.org>
- Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 08:48:51 -0500
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Following up ... a "Living without W3C Namespaces" manifesto?
Mike Champion <firstname.lastname@example.org> asked:
> In http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200305/msg00891.html
> Tim Bray makes the point "Anyhow, write it all down, post it
> or submit it
> to a conference or something, and see whether you can start a
> To improve your chances, identify some working software that
> your approach." Seems like a good idea to me.
> And what are some of the guidelines such an article might offer ...
> - Incorporate Joe English's [?] sane, psychotic, borderline advice ...
> - "Strip out everything in one namespace and process it
> without namespaces"
I'd go back to my original version of this: strip out name spaces when
processing locally since at that point you know the context. Use
namespaces for data exchange since you don't know who will be attempting
to associate your data with what...
> - Use XPath or a tree API to figure out the element context of an
> unqualified name ...
> - ???