"Namespaces in XML" idea?

Michael.Kay at icl.com Michael.Kay at icl.com
Wed Feb 10 10:31:57 GMT 1999

> A pragmatic reason for passing on the xmlns:xyz information is that some
> applications might *want* to go beyond what 'Namespaces in XML' itself
> provides and use similarly abbreviated values _inside_ 
> data attributes...

And some applications, such as an XSL Stylesheet processor, might *need* to
do so. (I haven't yet worked out how namespace prefixes inside XSL patterns
actually work, but I'm sure the stylesheet processor needs to be aware of
them); and
the same is true of any other application that refers to element names
within its data.

Mike Kay

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