Namespaces !

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at
Tue Aug 4 15:23:30 BST 1998

James Clark:
>You have to be able to find the inherited value of namespace declaring
>attributes; this is no different from what you already have to do for
>xml:lang and xml:space.

I hate to say this, but I didn't hear peals of joy surrounding xml:lang and 
xml:space processing. Indeed, XML-Dev was pretty well covered in complaints 
about inheritance of attributes and the fun it creates for both event-based 
parsers and tools that extract subsections of documents (XPointers, for 

Just because it's already there doesn't mean it was a delightful idea in the 
first place.  Since James also wrote "You are wasting your time suggesting 
alternative designs," I'll stick to implementation and documentation.

Simon St.Laurent
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