Seriously why is accessing XML namespaced tags so difficult? I tried parsing this podcast feed with 3 different libraries and they all failed to take into account the itunes: namespaced properties and didn't give me a way to fall back to access the elements directly. 🙅
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@aaronpk I'm irritated at the libraries that expose the prefix that the document's author used, instead of just letting me lookup or match by namespace URL. Don't make me think about whether someone called it '<atom:link>' or made it the default namespace '<link>' or picked something else entirely... Especially, don't make me look up the namespace prefixes in a global table, since prefix mappings are scoped to a subtree of the document!

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