Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:01:05 -0700

Paul Prescod wrote:
> element.prefix gets the element's prefix. I don't think that the
> namespaces view that prefixes are irrelevant should obviate the XML 1.0
> view that they are NOT. Even if we accept the namespaces view of the world
> entirely, prefixes are chosen to be mmenonmic so they shouldn't be
> discared by software.

I discussed this in my other email, but wanted to emphasize the point:

  Retaining the prefix is a *very* bad idea.

I will elaborate if necessary when I return from Mexico, but I will
earnestly ask that any further progress on miniDOM should first remove
this from the API.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/