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Re: The "real" reason why xmlns should "not" be used

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:48:30 +0100
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
Cc: RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1250077710.32500.45.camel@ophelia2.g5n.co.uk>
On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 12:40 +0100, Martin McEvoy wrote:
> I am misunderstanding the meaning of this 
> http://www.validome.org/xml/validate/?lang=en&viewSourceCode=1&url=http://weborganics.co.uk
> /test/xhtml-test.xhtml ?

Probably. I don't see how that link is even relevant to the topic at
hand. It's the validation of an XHTML document against a DTD. The
document fails validation because it uses both an element and an
attribute neither of which are defined in the DTD. 

You would get exactly the same errors if you replaced "xmlns:dc" with
"foo-bar" and "dc:div" with "bar-div". The result fails to tell us
anything interesting about XML namespaces.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 11:49:33 UTC

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