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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
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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
>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
>Mon, 08 Apr 2002 17:36:13 GMT


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

Please see:
(member only) and check out the proposed erratum resolution for NPE05, 

  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.

Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2002 18:30:18 UTC

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