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RE: using <ns> to specify namespaces

From: Yves Savourel <yves@opentag.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 18:06:24 -0700
To: <public-i18n-its@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000b01c62794$e482ac90$0300a8c0@Breizh>

I did try it as well it's working fine so far.

But I'm not sure what advantages it brings compare to simply having a normal namespace declaration. For example:

 <its:ns its:prefix="h" its:uri="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" />
 <its:documentRule its:translate="no" its:translateSelector="//h:tr/@title" />
 <its:documentRule its:translate="no" its:translateSelector="//h:td" />


<its:documentRules xmlns:h="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
 <its:documentRule its:translate="no" its:translateSelector="//h:tr/@title" />
 <its:documentRule its:translate="no" its:translateSelector="//h:td" />

Makes no difference as far as what I have to do: Add a namespace to the namespace manager of the prcessed document. I also presume
that I still would have to solve any potential prefix conflict.

Actually using <its:ns> makes things just a tad more complex because it forces the addition of the namespace via an extra step (not
very expensive but still extra), while doing it via xmlns:h is done regardless of whether its rules are there or not.

Mmmm... Still thinking...


-----Original Message-----
From: public-i18n-its-request@w3.org [mailto:public-i18n-its-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Sebastian Rahtz
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 4:14 PM
To: public-i18n-its@w3.org
Subject: using <ns> to specify namespaces

Just to report that a quick trial shows the notation proposed by Felix is easy to implement in XSLT. I changed my dislocated rules

  <documentRules xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its">
       <ns its:prefix="t" its:uri="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0"/>
       <documentRule its:translate="no"

and I was able to generate an XSLT stylesheet from that which associated "t:" with the right namespace.

I picked up the trick on how to do it from Schematron.
Whether Felix and Yves find it equally easy in their setups I look forward to hearing.
Sebastian Rahtz
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