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Re: Namespace Fixup Proposal

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 07:01:06 -0700
Message-ID: <28d56ece0709060701s77dd9b47mb38e64ee51a17785@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org

On 9/6/07, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> / Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
> | There are some steps, like p:insert and p:replace, where fixup isn't
> | the correct thing.  Those steps should preserve the in-scope namespaces
> | so that any content that relies up it still works.
> How can fixup be the wrong thing? In fact, how does fixup even arise
> in p:insert or p:replace; they exchange elements and, assuming that
> the input document has the right namespace bindings, the output must,
> mustn't it?

Sorry... that's no quite what I meant.

Namespace fixup would only guarantee that the elements and attributes
had their namespaces declared.  If you had content that relied upon
in-scope namepaces on the element being inserted or that is the replacement,
you'd lose those in-scope namespaces that aren't used by the element or
attribute names.

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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