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Re: sxml simple, sxml->xml and namespaces

From: tomas
Subject: Re: sxml simple, sxml->xml and namespaces
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:18:24 +0200
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On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:56:26AM +0200, Andy Wingo wrote:
> Greetings gentle Guiler,
> Apologies for the long delay here.

No worries. Thanks for looking into it.

I'm myself deeply embroiled in things (not Guile, alas!) so my
response times might be... less than ideal too. And I appreciate
your spare cycles being spent in parts of Guile which are far
beyond my grasp ;-)

>                                  I'm with you regarding namespaces
> and sxml->xml.  In the past I made sure to always get the namespaces
> attached to the root element via the @ xmlns attributes, and then have
> namespaced uses just be local names, not qnames, and that way sxml->xml
> works fine.  But, perhaps that doesn't cover all cases in a nice way.
> Do you still have thoughts on this patch?  Is the right thing for you?
> In any case we need better documentation in the manual about how to deal
> with namespaces and SXML, in practice, with examples.

The patch is less than elegant. I'll have a look at the patch Ricardo
proposes, which I think is much more Scheme-y and will try to respond
whithin this week.

- -- tomás
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