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Re: [xml-dev] Status of MicroXML?

> Similarly, I think the XPath fails on this same regard. From a programmer's
> standpoint:
> /bookstore:bookSet/bookstore:book/bookstore:author
> seems unduly redundant, and they'd be right; why can't we say
> bookstore:/bookSet/book/author
> or even
> com.mycompany.bookstore:/bookSet/book/author

I find xpathDefaultNamespace useful for this :)

Certainly, but very few people outside the XML community know about this - for most people, when you talk about the default namespace, this is synonymous with the empty namespace, if they understand the principle at all.
Kurt Cagle

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