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[closed] Re: foreign namespaces

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:43:10 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org
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"James Fuller" <james.fuller.2007@gmail.com> writes:

> what happens when XProc encounters a foreign namespace ?
> does it ignore it or bork ?
> ... can't seem to find relevant text

As the rest of this thread reveals, at the heart of this issue is a
design decision: to provide a wrapper (p:pipeinfo) for extra content,
or to provide a mechanism for allowing some namespaces to explicitly
represent extra content (foreign namespaced elements).

The WG has tried both options (you'll find older drafts that provided
a mechanism for foreign namespaced elements to be ignored), and
decided, on balance, that it prefers the current mechanism of an
explicit p:pipeinfo wrapper.

The WG is not motivated to reopen this issue at this time.

If you are unsatisfied by this response, please let us know.

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