The Peace Process: DOM and namespaces...

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Feb 12 14:52:19 GMT 1999

Bill la Forge wrote:

> I'm writing a program that needs to use the DOM to process documents that use namespaces.
> So I wrap John Cowan's inheritance filter

Namespace filter, that is.  The inheritance filter (as Bill knows
but some may not) processes inheritable attributes like xml:lang
and xml:space.

> around the parser and feed the filter to the DOM.

That assumes that the DOM implementation blindly incorporates anything
the SAX source feeds it in the way of element names, and doesn't
do further checking.  (A safe assumption, I bet.)

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