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Re: Reserved XML names and namespaces

From: Innovimax W3C <innovimax+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 19:41:54 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTikO+urhT3CDxUEtx_P2H8Q43m2geA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Schäfer <michael.schaefer@destatis.de>
Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Michael,

An XML with Namespaces document should at first be XML document (because one
is a subset of the other)

Since it's not allowed in XML, it is a fortiori not allowed for XML with
Namespaces document

Regards,

Mohamed

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Michael Schäfer <
michael.schaefer@destatis.de> wrote:

> Dear Madam or Sir,
>
> I'm an employee of the Federal Statistical Office and member of
> a working group that developed an XML protocol for exchanging
> data between businesses and public administrations.
>
> A few days ago an implementor has come up with a question about
> the protocol's conformity with the XML specification, since the
> root element is named 'XMLTransport' and possibly considered a
> reserved name according to that specification.
>
> However, that element is defined in a namespace, so according to
> the XML Namespaces specification the local part of its name must
> conform to
>
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-xml-names-20091208/#NT-LocalPart
>
> which is equivalent to NCName at
>
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-xml-names-20091208/#NT-NCName
>
> which refers back to Name at
>
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#NT-Name
>
> in the XML specification, excluding the colon from the character
> space.
>
> Name defines syntax and character space for legal XML Names. The
> "rule" defining reserved names appears separately somewhat earlier
> in the same section. It's applicability seems to be restricted to
> the XML specification ("this specification"). Also, it is not a
> production.
>
> To me, it is unclear wether or not that rule applies to XML names
> defined in an XML namepace.
>
> I'd appreciate any clarification or helpful pointers on that subject.
>
> Thank you vermy much in advance,
>
> Michael Schäfer
>
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