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At 11:26 AM -0400 10/21/03, Rich Salz wrote:
>This is interesting.
>Is scoping really necessary? That seems like "value add" above what
>internal entities now provide, and double the amount of stacks that
>need to be maintained (namespaces and now entities). How about
>removing scoping and limiting xmlent:xxx attributes to the XML
>prolog. That might cause issues for SOAP/WS folks, so maybe make it
>be limited to the root element.
No, that causes problems as soon as you start moving pieces of
documents around and sticking them in other documents. That's already
a major problem for XInlcude when you start worrying about unparsed
entity and notation information items. Element scoping makes sense.
Elliotte Rusty Harold
Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)