The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...

David Megginson david at
Wed Feb 10 22:13:54 GMT 1999

Rick Ross writes:

 > Our XSL processor is designed to work with any XML parser that
 > implements DOM and SAX support - a fantastic benefit of reliance on
 > open standards.  Unfortunately, if the DOM api is not rich enough
 > to support namespaces in XML effectively, then DOM becomes a
 > second-rate interface for XML/XSL application solutions.

Although people would like more elegant solutions, there is no reason
not to do namespace processing on the document before offering it
through a DOM interface -- the names will not be XML names, but
everything should still work.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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