Author Tim Chambers
Recipients Tim Chambers, brycenesbitt, eli.bendersky, jjmiller50, martin.panter, pocek, rhettinger, scoder
Date 2017-11-02.08:33:30
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I suggest adding the option to keep the namespace prefixes in the tree when reading in (will it need to set a tree wide variable for the instance?). I haven't looked at the etree internals in detail.

Add a function to ElementTree that returns the tag using the namespace prefix (eg. treenode.tagpre). Namespaces and prefixes are cached and used to expand the prefix only when absolutely required. Some XML/xpath search operations currently assume the full expanded namespaces not prefixes which may lead to side-effects.
You can leave the default behaviour for compatibility.
Using prefixes in the tree storage and searches would reduce memory and CPU time (when no expansion is required).
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