Re: Revised Internet-Draft: Media Feature - xmlns
Mark Baker wrote: > >... > > Streaming XML is a good example of where this would be a bad idea. > If a processor hit the stream mid stride, it would have missed the > namespace declarations. How can you process XML from anywhere other than the beginning? Not only would you have missed entity references and potential namespace declarations, you wouldn't know whether you were in the middle of a CDATA section. > ... The same issue applies to processing on small > devices, where the beginning of larger documents may be discarded from > memory before the document is finished processing. Discarding the lexical text of the document is not the same as discarding the namespace declarations. What small device would process XML without being able to afford keeping a few hundred bytes for namespace declarations from the beginning of a document to the end. Paul Prescod
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