Namespaces design implementation?

Tim Bray tbray at
Sat Aug 22 14:30:49 BST 1998

At 05:06 AM 8/22/98 -0400, Tyler Baker wrote:
>I am sure this question has come up in private circles, but on this
>particular list the question of whether to integrate the current
>namespaces draft into the core of an XML parser/XML framework or else
>put it all in a layer on top of the parser/framework has not come up to

I'm convinced that a high proportion of the XML docs flowing around 
the web are going to have namespace apparatus in them, thus if I
were building a parsing system I'd build that right in at a low level.

I'd be surprised if the extra cost of doing namespace processing were
significant or in fact noticeable.  -Tim

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