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Joe English wrote:
> When I complain about namespaces, it's just the opposite:
> I *don't* want to have to use URI/localname pairs everywhere.
> I'd rather treat element type names and attribute names
> as simple, atomic strings. This is possible with a sane API,
> but most XML APIs aren't sane.
Interesting. What would such a sane API look like? Are you envisioning
something more along the lines of XPath/XQuery/XSLT where the program
has its own list of namespace bindings that it uses to transparently
resolve qualified names? Or are you thinking more of something like
DOM1/SAX1 that pretty much ignores namespace bindings?
Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org
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