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RE: [xml-dev] XML Transformation

You haven't shown us any details of how the XML is being processed, so we can't tell you why the namespaces have ended up the way they are. You haven't even told us if XSLT is being used.
Michael Kay

From: Anishek Agarwal [mailto:anishek@gmail.com]
Sent: 07 August 2008 13:03
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML Transformation

I still did not get the reply for this. Can someone please comment.


On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Anishek Agarwal <anishek@gmail.com> wrote:
According to the xml specification though http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/#scoping-defaulting the inner scope definition overrides the parent one if the NSAttName is the same. In our case of the xml above it is the same as its the default namespace. So i dont see why the inner scope namespace declaration element be removed and use the parent namespace.


On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com> wrote:
> For better or worse, the digital signature mechanisms follow XML
> Canonicalization by deciding that namespace prefixes are significant: see
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-c14n#NoNSPrefixRewriting
> for discussion.

!  That's good to know...

I guess it all comes down the fact that the prefix isn't expanded to
the URI.... which is the root cause of the problem of XPath requiring
the prefixes to be mapped elsewhere.

I guess there is an argument for dropping the URI altogether, and just
using the prefix.  Some things would get harder, but many more would
get a lot easier.

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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