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John Cowan cowan at
Thu Jan 21 19:10:26 GMT 1999

Bill la Forge wrote:

> Why not support Namespaces through a filter? Why put everything into a monilithic parser?
> If we have good support for filters, then we can have a reasonable scope for parsers and
> allow applications to configure their filters to meet their particular needs.

There is an efficiency improvement if parsers do their own namespace
processing, simply because otherwise you have to search linearly
through each attribute to hack on it and check it for being an
xmlns[:*] attribute.

But I certainly agree that retrofitting namespace processing using
a filter is a Good Thing.

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