Re: WD for Namespaces 1.1
Let me take this opportunity to make my standard namespace rant: The change suggested in the proposed v 1.1 only smooths over the tiniest tip of the namespaces iceberg. The part that takes its toll is not the common syntax, but the different namespace data models -- DOM, XPath/XSLT 1, XPath/XSLT 2, Canonical XML, and probably more. Are prefixes significant, i.e., should the InfoSet retain any memory of the prefix used to map to a namespace, or is this just syntax sugar? Are namespace declarations attributes? Is namespace information associated with each node, or does the scope of the namespace implicitly define some region in the document? And what is supposed to happen when nodes (namespace declarations or data nodes) move around? There's no way to sort this out without breaking lots of code and making people unhappy, but unless XML disentangles itself from this mess, its forward progress will be significantly hindered. Thanks, I got that off my chest and won't feel compelled to whine about it for a few more months :~)
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