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Re: [xml-dev] XML processor behavior with unused NS declarations


Chuck Bearden-2 wrote:
> Is a namespace-aware XML processor permitted to drop a namespace
> declaration 
> when no elements or attributes in that namespace are used within the scope
> of 
> the declaration?  Say, given this example from the RDRa Primer:
> [...]

In my experience, dropping namespace declarations creates more problems than
it solves. I'd recommend not to drop namespace declarations. When extracting
an element from a document, also copy all the namespace declarations in
scope. And do namespace fixup when necessary.


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