[Parsed-XML-Dev] Re: [XML-SIG] Question about namespace declarations

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Fri, 9 Feb 2001 13:46:07 -0500 (EST)

Paul Prescod writes:
 > "Note: In the DOM, all namespace declaration attributes are by
 > definition bound to the namespace URI: "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/".
 > These are the attributes whose namespace prefix or qualified name is
 > "xmlns". Although, at the time of writing, this is not part of the XML
 > Namespaces specification [Namespaces], it is planned to be incorporated
 > in a future revision."

  Boy is this stuff messy!
  The context is a DOM implementation I'm working on for use in Zope
and some DOM client code Guido is working on.  Our current
implementation does what the DOM Level 2 recommendation says, but
Guido complained because exposed a bug elsewhere in our DOM when he
tried to insert namespace declarations.
  There's some information about our DOM project at:



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