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Re: xmlmime --> invalid namespace prefix?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 13:14:36 -0400
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>, public-ws-media-types@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050406171436.GK30839@markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 10:01:37AM -0700, David Orchard wrote:
> I believe "xml" prefix is reserved for xml specs, and this area seems
> within purview of xml to me.

Wouldn't any spec defining an XML attribute necessarily be XML? 8-O 8-)

>  We discussed this a while ago and believed
> we could legally use the prefix..

I don't think so;

  "Names beginning with the string "xml", or with any string which would
   match (('X'|'x') ('M'|'m') ('L'|'l')), are reserved for
   standardization in this or future versions of this specification."

    -- http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-common-syn

Good catch, Roger.

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