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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: task namespaces
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2005 11:39:55 GMT wrote:
> Robert Koberg <> wrote ..
>>Peter Reilly wrote:
>>>To allow easy use, the nested elements caused by java reflection on
>>>objects are placed in two namespaces - the default ant namespace (antlib:
>>>and the namespace of the object that holds the nested element.
> I wonder what this means re XML Namespace specification....its obviously not possible
to declare 2 default namespaces via markup.
> also, without going through the spec explicitly I am unsure if an element can legally
exist in 2 namespaces at once. 
> this is one for xml-dev no doubt; 
> as an aside, my build systems operate on and consume a wide variety of markup with many
processors (Ant being one of them)... I tend to explicitly declare my default namespaces to
ensure disambiguation.
> cheers, Jim Fuller

I have a build process that patches xsd files to deal with different 
interpretations of the ##other namespace between xerces and .net. nobody 
understands namespaces consistently.

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