implemented namespaces [Re: Next Round]

james anderson James.Anderson at
Fri Jan 22 14:33:41 GMT 1999

Tyler Baker wrote:
> > As far as I can tell, the biggest problem is the possibility that a
> > prefix's meaning can change within a document.  But your processor
> > should be operating on URI+suffix, not the prefix, and changing a
> > mapping table can't be *that* hard.
> That is easy to do.  It is not as much of a problem as it is sloppy.  Handling
> this at the parser level is very simple, at the application level this is another
> matter.  If someone with a non-trivial use of "Namespaces in XML" can refute my
> claim by showing a real world XML based application (XSL processors not included)
> that makes effective use of "Namespaces in XML" than please be my guest.  To
> date, other than XSL, I have not seen any non-trivial use of the "Namespaces in
> XML" recommendation or even talk about applications that will actually use this
> namespaces mechanism.  Someone please show me the money here so I can see the
> light into the motivation for the design of "Namespaces in XML".

there is a validating xml processor included with the cl-http release. the
current version still requires pi's in the dtd, but that will change soon.

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