The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...

David Megginson david at
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

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