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   Re: [xml-dev] XML-aware programming language?

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Joe English wrote:

> The solution outlined above *does* work in the real world.
> Nobody expects an XML database (or any XML processor, for that matter)
> to preserve things like attribute order, whitespace in tags,
> CDATA section boundaries, or [comment] information items.
> It's a bad idea to design vocabularies where these things are
> significant, and almost nobody does.
> Most XML applications don't care about the [in-scope namespaces]
> property either, and can be safely stored in a database that fails
> to preserve it.

I mostly agree.

But if you store and retrieve an XSLT styleheet or W3C XML Schema, 
wouln't you gripe if the namespaces needed to interpret them were lost?



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