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Re: Significant W3C Confusion over Namespace Meaning and Policy

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 14:27:58 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-id: <871xb569mp.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com> was heard to say:
| IMO, the introduction of xml:id reflects an increment in the
| minor version of XML, and thus applications should be able

I don't think that's the case. This is a well-formed XML 1.0 document:

<p xml-foobar="foo"/>

It happens to use an identifier that has a name that's reserved for
W3C use, but it isn't invalid or not well-formed or not 1.0. Neither
is this one:

<p xml:foobar="foo" xml:id="x"/>

If you're not the W3C, you're taking a chance using a reserved name.
The W3C can come along later and stomp on your semantics and you don't
get to argue about whether they're allowed to do that or not. That's
what reserved means.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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