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Re: [xml-dev] XIN: XML implicit namespace definitions

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:22:02PM +0100, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> This is an issue indeed, but are we sure that this browser would support
> any new mechanism better than DTDs in a near future?

The trick is that it can be implemented in JavaScript, even if
the browser doesn't support DTDs.  "XIN" does not preclude the use
of DTDs, of course.

> Also, you can still use DTDs at authoring time to provide default
> namespace declarations and run your document through an XSLT identity
> transformation before sending the document to that browser... If you're
> lucky, maybe you can even get the transformation done by the browser
> itself!

Not portably, I fear.  But I'd love to be proved wrong.


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/ * http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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