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   Re: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

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Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> My personal favorite and the cause of much consternation over the
> past  few months has been "What the heck is supposed to happen when the user
> inserts, edits or deletes namespace declarations using an API like the
> DOM?". Nobody knows. All we know for sure is that whatever your favorite
> DOM implementation does is probably not what some users expect.

That's a problem with the DOM, not with namespaces. The DOM is the 
infant of HTML DOM 0 implementations, XML when it didn't have 
namespaces, and then some heavy-duty namespace grafting on top. It's a 
tribute to its inceptors that it's not far more monstrous.

Other fun example in the same vein: find me five people that understand 
the difference between createElement("foo") and createElementNS(null, 

Robin Berjon


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