Re: Namespaces best practice in XML
On 4/4/06, tom tom <tomxsllist@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Thats what I figured. The reason I ask is that I need this stylesheet to be > as accessible to as many people as possible. Having to prefix all source XML > elements in the XSLT when that prefix doesn't physically exist in the XML > adds a level of complexity that non-namespace-savvy developers might find > confusing. True, but everyone has to learn sometime :). > > I guess my alternatives are to remove the namespace declaration from the > source XML, use a version of HTML which doesn't require a namespace > declaration or just deal with namespaces! I've removed the namespace from the source documents in the past when dealing with similar situations. Of course, in all of these sitautions I was usually involved in some way with a classroom situation where I had non-techie classmates. (One of the perks of getting an library degree). It's not the best though since at some point they will have to deal with it if they want to do some complex (read cool) applications with xml/xslt. (And once dealt with it's pretty painless). Honestly though, if it's other developers, once they know the basics of XML I can't imagine namespaces taking that long to wrap their heads around. (Playing with xhtml and svg might be the way to go for some quick examples.) Jon Gorman
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