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Re: xmlns attribute namespace

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 13:42:57 -0500
Message-ID: <3A424F31.9040602@reutershealth.com>
To: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
CC: Gareth Reakes <gareth@decisionsoft.com>, rayw@xmission.com, www-dom list <www-dom@w3.org>
Garret Wilson wrote:

 > This seems to be saying that the <book> "title" attribute takes on
 > the default namespace of "book".

Yes, but you have to understand what that means.  It means that
"title" belongs to the "book" element-specific partition of the
"urn:com:books-r-us" namespace.


 > Is the example incorrect,
 > and each attribute should be prefixed by "xsd:"?

No.  The point of prefixed attributes is so that applications
can recognize them by their namespaces in any sort of element,
whether the element belongs to the namespace or not.  An element
belonging to a well-known namespace need not have separately
recognizable attributes.

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 > > attribute of <xsd:element> be validated to the definition of the
 > schema for namespace http://www.w3.org/2000/08/XMLSchema ? Is the
 > example incorrect, and each attribute should be prefixed by "xsd:"?
 >
 > I imagine I'm missing something simple here.
 >
 > Thanks,
 >
 > Garret


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