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Re: Namespace Fixup Proposal

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 10:09:13 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2d4wvoph2.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
| 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.

Huh?

When I insert an element into a document, I expect *all* of it's
in-scope namespaces to travel with it. How else could insert be
expected to be useful?

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