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[closed] Re: p:set-attributes - attributes with the "xmlns" prefix

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 12:11:50 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2bq6rl6eh.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Toman_Vojtech@emc.com was heard to say:
| The specification of the p:set-attributes step (7.1.20) says:
| "Each attribute on the document element of the document that appears on
| the attributes port is copied to each element that matches the match
| expression."
| Does this apply also to namespace declarations (xmlns:* attributes)? If
| so, possible collisions in namespace declarations would need to be
| resolved.
| The same problem can be encountered also in p:add-attribute and p:rename
| (is it possible to rename an attribute so that its new name contains the
| xmlns prefix?)

No. Namespace declarations are not attributes. Yes, they look like
attributes and yes, they're mixed with attributes in some APIs, but
they are not, in infoset terms, "attributes".

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