Expanded names are not enough

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Aug 6 22:14:28 BST 1998

Tim Bray wrote:

> Right, I get it.  The idea is, for the case where qualified names are
> given in attribute *values* (or I imagine, element content), the
> prefix map (or at least a qualified-name expansion function) needs to be
> available to application programmers - which should not be an issue
> for implementors since the machinery has to be there anyhow. -T.

Except for the problem of scope: the expansion function needs to know
with respect to which point in the document it is operating.  (Which
is not necessarily the same as the current point of parsing.)

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