cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Feb 1 18:20:47 GMT 1999
Tim Bray scripsit:
> A consequence of this is that
> <html:a href="foo"> is identical to
> <html:a html:href="foo">
> which it might be in some circumstances; but always, for all element
> types and all namespaces? Tough to buy into.
Why is it so tough? If the committee decreed it, fine; but I'd like
to see the argument that says the above is implausible. I find it
> In my first few implementations of namespace-savvy software, I've had
> no trouble finding the attributes I needed. What's a scenario that
> causes problems? -Tim
The trouble is, I think, that people would like to "intern" (uniquify)
every name in an XML document while parsing it. Element names can
be converted to URI^Qname, where ^ is some separator, and interned
as such; global attribute names likewise. But it won't do to identify
all foo attributes (unqualified) across the entire document, as they
may be utterly unrelated.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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