[jdom-interest] Re: Radical Suggestion

David Kavanagh dak at dotech.com
Mon Jul 29 10:05:56 PDT 2002

I'm processing a document that uses a private schema. I put together 
this dtd over 3 years ago and we've been building on it since. At the 
time, there weren't any standard schemas that would do what we wanted, 
and namespaces were a little immature. Since we don't mix any different 
types of XML, I can igore namespace.


Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> At 12:17 PM -0400 7/29/02, David Kavanagh wrote:
>> Isn't it true that the getChild(ren)(String name, Namespace ns) 
>> method will match any namespace when a null is provided for 
>> Namespace? That is how I've been using it since I don't care about 
>> namespace in my documents.
> I think it does, but that aside can I ask why you're doing it this 
> way? Why do you find it useful to ignore namespaces when matching 
> elements? What documents are you processing, and which elements are 
> you searching for in those documents?

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