The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...

Don Park donpark at
Fri Feb 12 01:07:48 GMT 1999

Would this problem be solved if:

1. DOM elements and attributes are statically bound to namespaces at
2. Namespace support in the DOM Level 2 spec is provided soon and remains
unchanged until recommendation.

Whether above two conditions can be met is another question.

Regarding the proposal to create a new URI scheme for XML namespaces, this
is just an engineering practice and is not subject to approval by W3C
because the Namespace spec does not place any constraint on the choice of
URI scheme used to declare a namespace.  Frankly, I don't see the advantage
of using the HTTP URI scheme over XNS (XML NameSpace).

Again, here is an example of an XNS URI scheme:

<book xmlns="xns:com.docuverse.demo.bookstore:"/>

expands to:



Don Park

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