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Re: Namespace prefix declarations vs DTDs

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 21:13:10 +0200
To: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
Cc: public-xml-testsuite@w3.org, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Message-ID: <n5c315ln8e3l92bajhnbip2p8p982ehbmg@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> May I also enquire as to the status of previous submissions, e.g.
>>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-testsuite/2005Dec/thread.html#msg1
>I believe the relevant spec. changes were made in subsequent
>editions.  I haven't checked the status of the proposed tests.

Indeed, the latest Recommendation appears to contain the relevant
updates. It seems the list of changes and tests are out of date;
looking at the sources in CVS,

  <xmlns:foo/> is covered by NE13c.xml
  <foo xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/'/> by NE13b.xml
  <foo xmlns='http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace'/> by NE13a.xml

There is no test for any of these

  <?xml version="1.1"?><foo xmlns:xmlns=""/>
  <?xml version="1.1"?><foo xmlns:xml=""/>

>Net conclusion: what you can do to help, which would be _very_
>welcome, is to join the XML Core WG and take over maintenance of the
>Test Suite.

I would offer to make a patch and commit it myself after someone has
reviewed it, but I'm afraid the structure of the test suite is quite
confusing. With some instructions, ala, make a new directory $name,
put the files in there, make a $name.xml file per testcases.dtd, put
it there aswell, and add $name.xml to xmlconf.xml, and ignore all the
other files, that would help a lot.

>Hmm.  The reason for this is obscure == I can't immediately figure out
>how to fix it.  I'll get back to you.

This has been fixed now, thanks.
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