The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...

Rick Ross rick at
Thu Feb 11 11:58:21 GMT 1999

Thanks, James - this may be an idea which can solve the problem - we will
explore this approach today. A solution within contexts of all present
(finished and unfinished) standards would be great.


James Clark wrote:
> Rick Ross wrote:
> > the XSL working draft
> > specification requires  namespace support that apparently cannot be
> > implemented effectively if the primary input source is a dynamically built
> > DOM tree.
> I can't see this.
> Why can't you put a layer on top of the DOM that provides namespace
> processing? For example, you could have an NSNode object that points to
> the DOM Node and a set of prefix bindings (and probably a parent
> NSNode).   The NSNode objects will be temporary.  You wouldn't have to
> reparse the document, and you don't have to keep two trees in memory.
> You can also provide other things in this layer that help XSL
> performance such as document order comparison.
> James

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