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Re: [xml-dev] Wikipedia on XML

rjelliffe@allette.com.au schrieb:

> I guess one practical impact this has for XML developers is to
> parameterize code by namespace, to allow the same code to run on
> different namespaces.
> For example, in Java if you had a class that read an OOXML document
> and did stuff on it, the namespace to be used should be provided as a
> class instantiation parameter.
>     OoxmlProcessor OP = new OoxmlProcessor( "http://whatever the
>     namespace is");
> But can you do that conveniently with XSLT, for example? I don't think
> so. (I am genuinely interested in figuring out what the best idiom for
> this is, it is something we need to get a handle on for our projects
> at work.)

Thank God the rich XML history allows you to go back in time and forget
about namespaces when you want to, or have to.

Your OoxmlProcessor could load the stylesheet using a SAX filter that
performs the appropriate identifier replacement on all xmlns or xmlns:xy
attributes carrying your standard OOXML namespace.

A namespace-unaware DOM might be another possibility. (Not tested.)

Of course, such manipulation performed by the OoxmlProcessor should be

Michael Ludwig

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