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From "David Wortham" <>
Subject Re: OT: mod_xmlns
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:32:10 GMT
   If you are unfamiliar with XML Namespaces in general, Wikipedia has a
concise article:

As far as teh module, it looks almost like a pre-processing parser that has
the ability to add namespace pre-tags (i.e. convert <body> to
<xhtml:body>).  It seems to work with DTDs/Schemas too, so maybe it can
pre-parse your XML file and check to make sure it conforms to the

I haven't used the module before and I'm not even sure that that's the
purpose or even within the true capabilities of the module, but it may be a
platform for you to start your XML research.

BTW, I have used XML extensively in certain shallow areas, namely XSL(T),
although I am far from knowledgeable on the subject.


On 4/10/07, Sam Carleton <> wrote:
> Folks,
> This is a bit off topic, but over the last few weeks I have come to
> know you all as very helpful and extremely knowledgeable about all
> things Apache and I have a feeling most all things Web related...
> Thanks to Nick mentioning mod_xmlns in the server side include thread,
> I just looked up what the module and read the
> page.  After reading it, I am as
> clueless as to what to do with mod_xmlns as before I read the page:(
> I have been using XML/XSLT on and off for 8 years now, but being a GUI
> developer (not web) it has been limited to very basic things like
> dumping report data to XML and using XSLT to make a pretty HTML
> report.  I get the impression there is XML being used in ways unknown
> to me.  And mod_xmlns plays a role in these usages, unknown to me.
> Might one or two of you direct me to some more info as to enlighten
> this dim bulb;)
> Sam

David Wortham
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Unspam Technologies, Inc.
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