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Re: [xml-dev] To namespace or not to Namespace ....
Date: 4/8/2010 3:25:00 AM
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM, John L. Clark <jlc6@p...> wrote: > To a namespace-aware XML processor, the existence of prefixes (or lack thereof) in the > source is irrelevant. Â I don't feel any pressure to use namespace prefixes until > multiple dialects get combined, and then I tend to award the majority > dialect with prefix-freedom. Â (A notable exception is XSLT, where I > like to emphasize the majority *output* dialect by placing it in the > default namespace.) I think, there could be some design considerations specific to a given problem, whether we should use namespace prefixs or not. For example, my application could use namespace prefixes to check for equality of namespaces (orcourse, this is not as reliable as using namespace-uri for namespace equality, but again this is perhaps problem specific). Also I think, prefixes serve as a good annotation for namespaces in a XML document :) I agree though, that using prefixes is good when we are combining multiple XML vocabularies. -- Regards, Mukul Gandhi _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: xml-dev-unsubscribe@l... subscribe: xml-dev-subscribe@l... List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php