The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...

Don Park donpark at
Thu Feb 11 00:14:17 GMT 1999


I am in complete agreement without regarding the use of DOM documents as
input to XSL processors.

However, I think we should revisit what the conflicts are specifically.
Could you point out what aspect of the XSL or the namespace spec forces DOM
tree to be rebuilt over and over?

As far as expanded DOM names being illegal XML names, one possible option is
to establish a business practice requiring all URI used as namespace name to
not contain any illegal XML name characters.  After all, their meanings are
undefined and they are only required to be universally unique.

BTW, I have removed XSL mailing list from this thread because this issue
affects more than XSL.


Don Park

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as: and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list