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Re: problem with XML W3C Conformance Test Suite 20080205

From: Daniel Veillard <veillard@redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 12:13:13 -0400
To: Richard Tobin <richard@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: public-xml-testsuite@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080807161313.GM27877@redhat.com>

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 03:16:48PM +0100, Richard Tobin wrote:
> > <bar a:attr="1" a:attr="2"/>
> >  Seems to me there is a typo here. This is an XML-1.0 base well-formedness
> > error because it has the same attribute used twice on the element.
> Yes, but it's also a namespaces error, because 
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/#uniqAttrs
> says:
>   In XML documents conforming to this specification, no tag may
>   contain two attributes which:
>   1. have identical names, or
>   2. have qualified names with the same local part and with prefixes which 
>      have been bound to namespace names that are identical. 
> So this test in principle duplicates one of the plain XML tests, but
> that doesn't matter (and it may in fact be different in that the
> attribute has a prefix).

  To me a plain well-formedness error clearly take precedence over a
namespace error since document which doesn't conform to REC-xml-names can
still be usable data, while a not well-formed one must break. 
  I still think the error is miscategorized, and will supress it from 
my regression runs. And I really don't think XML parsers should report
a namespace error there but the XML-1.0 wellformedness error which is
far more critical and general.


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