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Re: xmlns and Namespaces in XML 1.1

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 17:29:56 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20020416172617.01ad1930@172.27.10.30>
To: www-dom@w3.org, xml-names-editor@w3.org
At 08:41 2002 04 16 -0400, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
>The DOM Core module and the new Namespaces in XML draft are
>inconsistent. The prefix xmlns is still not mapped in XML namespaces.
>
>
>[[[
>The prefix xmlns is used only for namespace bindings and is not itself
>bound to any namespace name.
>]]]
>
>-- Namespaces in XML 1.1
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xml-names11-20020403/#ns-using
>Wed, 03 Apr 2002 12:42:37 GMT
>
>[[[
>Note: In the DOM, all namespace declaration attributes are by definition
>bound to the namespace URI: "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/". These are
>the attributes whose namespace prefix or qualified name is "xmlns".
>Although, at the time of writing, this is not part of the XML Namespaces
>specification [XML Namespaces], it is planned to be incorporated in a
>future revision.
>]]]
>
>-- Document Object Model Core
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-DOM-Level-3-Core-20020409/core.html#Namespaces-Considerations
>Mon, 08 Apr 2002 17:36:13 GMT
>
>Philippe

Philippe,

We are still working on the errata that will be incorporated into
the Namespaces 1.1 document.

Please see:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-core-wg/2002AprJun/0015
(member only) and check out the proposed erratum resolution for NPE05, 
specifically:

  The prefix xmlns is used only to declare namespace bindings and is by
  definition bound to the namespace name http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/.
  It must not be declared.   No other prefix may be bound to this
  namespace name.

and let us know if you still have a concern.

paul
Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2002 18:30:18 GMT

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