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Re: Namespace well-formed external parsed entities?

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:12:21 -0400
To: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2wrc26x6y.fsf@nwalsh.com>
"Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com> writes:
> A document is namespace well-formed if:
> 1.  it is XML.
> 2.  All element and attribute names contain either zero or one colon.
> 3.  No entity names, processing instruction targets, or notation names
>     contain any colons.
> 4.  It conforms to the following namespace constraints:
>   a.  Reserved Prefixes and Namespace Names (xml: and xmlns:)
>   b.  Prefix Declared
>   c.  No Prefix Undeclaring
>   d.  Attributes Unique
> About the only subtlety I see wrt entities is whether one says
> the namespace declaration must be in the entity itself or can
> be "inherited" from the "load environment" (in a fashion somewhat
> similar to what the XPointer xmlns() scheme allows one to do
> for xpointers).

That's one complication.

> Are there other complications?

Only that the Namespaces REC speaks specifically of the namespace
well-formedness of "documents" and an external parsed entity isn't a

Michael Kay proposed, basically, a definition that said if you added a
wrapper around the content of the external parsed entity, the result
was namespace well-formed. I asked how that was different from saying
that each top-level element was namespace well-formed.

Then I proposed that the Core WG might have an opinion. :-)

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
Phone: +1 413 624 6676

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