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Re: mutliple default namespaces...

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:16:24 -0500
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At 2004-01-28 17:16 +0100, Nikolas Nehmer wrote:
>Im looking for a possiblility to define several default namespaces at one 

The XML information set doesn't support the concept of more than one 
default namespace.

By definition, the default namespace is the namespace in play when there is 
no namespace prefix being used.

>For example define 2 default NS in my root element.

But then how would you distinguish the element <foo> ... in which of the 
two vocabularies would it belong?

>I want to do that to reduce complexity in my XML files.

Where is the complexity?  Do you mean verbosity?

>So I dont need any prefixes and at the same time dont have any name 

If you ambiguously use no prefix for more than one thing, how could you 
possibly avoid name conflicts?

I hope this helps.

.......................... Ken

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