Namespaces in 20 lines

MURATA Makoto murata at
Tue Aug 4 12:51:46 BST 1998

James Clark wrote:
> At first glance the new namespace draft might appear rather complicated,
> but actually it is really easy to implement.  Assuming you have a
> non-namespace-aware XML tree, here's all it takes to implement basic
> namespace processing in Java (albeit inefficiently and with incomplete
> enforcement of namespace constraints):

I also think that parsing and detection of namespaces are easy.  I feel
that almost all of the proposals can quite easily allows these two.

I am very much interested in feedback from those applications which 
*modify* namespace-aware XML trees.  What happens if namespace declarations 
are added or deleted?

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