Namespace handling in XML Processors

David Megginson david at
Wed Sep 1 00:40:52 BST 1999

Marc.McDonald at writes:

 > 	I did find the use of namespaces an elegant solution to the
 > backquote problem of Lisp, separating code to assemble a data structure from
 > the data structure itself. 

Wow!  That's a very interesting analogy.  I'm not entirely certain it
holds water (I'm a little off analogies this week after my legal-name
bogosity), but the LISP programmer in me likes it.

By the way, anyone else who actually gets this analogy (i.e. you've
touched LISP and haven't run away screaming) should take a look at
DSSSL and OpenJade for some of your XML processing needs -- you'll be

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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