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RE: [xml-dev] To namespace or not to Namespace ....

Not a trivial one to answer briefly, but e.g. What if a novice developer decides to try to extend the XML using derivation or tries restricting it using redefine but doesn't get it quite right or forgets databases, etc might be caused problems? Derivation is problematic in simpler cases, let alone when multiple imports and namespaces are involved. ...

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Welch
Sent:  07/04/2010 7:44:52 pm
To: stephengreenubl@gmail.com
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org; liam@w3.org; David
Subject:  Re: [xml-dev] To namespace or not to Namespace ....

On 7 April 2010 19:39, Stephen Green <stephengreenubl@gmail.com> wrote:
> The strongest antipathy in this thread against namespaces and prefixes
> seems to be from those considering people actually seeing and editing
> the raw XML but surely the real problems are for those writing code to
> handle the XML if it contains multiple prefixes / namespaces. Then there
> is likely to be a real attempt to remove the prefixes by first converting the
> XML into something without them before writing all the real code - so as to
> avoid code-maintenance nightmares.

What code maintenance nightmares do you get from processing XML with
multiple prefixes / namespaces?

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

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