[jdom-interest] Is JDOM dying?

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Mar 21 00:31:38 PST 2003

At 11:19 PM -0800 3/14/03, Malachi de AElfweald wrote:

>ANOTHERWORDS, there is no concept of which namespace it is in until 
>it is added to
>the parent, which is perfectly valid for XML since child nodes are 
>in the same namespace
>as the parent (by default, inheriting). Looking at the XML output 
>(textual) , the only way this can be done is by
>not using any namespaces at all -- thus no validation.

No, again you believe things about namespaces that aren't true. Child 
elements are not in the same namespace as their parent element by 
default. They are in whichever namespace is in scope for their prefix 
(or lack thereof) irregardless of the namespace of the parent 
element. Often, they are in the same namespace as the parent element, 
but this is only because their prefix is mapped to the same URI as 
the parent element's prefix.

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