The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...
david at megginson.com
Thu Feb 11 11:45:25 GMT 1999
Tyler Baker writes:
> > Preprocess your information, whatever its source.
> From an entire database. Pass over the entire document tree and
> prepreprocess everything before actually presenting it to the
> application. This is not practical. In my limited experience on
> these matters I have seen this tried before and with horrendous
> results. Nevertheless, it does not take a computer scientist to
> see the real world problem with this approach.
That would be silly -- lazy evaluation works fine for this kind of
thing. I hate to sound stupid, but I still fail to see how Namespaces
causes any problems at all for someone dynamically generating a
document from a database -- if you want to use names with a URI part,
use them; if not, don't.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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