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data model: parent of namespace nodes

From: Per Bothner <per@bothner.com>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 21:55:30 -0700
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-id: <3EBC8642.9020104@bothner.com>

DM 4.5.2 and G.4 say that dm:parent of a namespace node
is "the parent element node".  It does not define
what this means.

However, none of the namespace nodes in D Example
show a value for dm:parent, though dm:parent is
shown for other nodes.

Should there be a constraint in 4.3.1 and/or 4.5.1 that
is a namespace node has a parent, then it should be among
the namespace of its parent?  The converse constraint would
prohibit sharing of namespace nodes, as in D example.
The issue should at least be mentioned.

One solution is to just define dm:parent of a namespace as ().
	--Per Bothner
per@bothner.com   http://per.bothner.com/
Received on Saturday, 10 May 2003 00:54:53 UTC

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