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Validator and XML namespaces

From: Miles Elam <miles@geekspeak.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 21:04:38 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <5EAA6A0A-D800-11D6-A69D-000393BAB03A@geekspeak.org>

Reference URL: http://geekspeak.corkdog.com/shouldvalidate.html

Shows erroneous errors about namespace declaration -- "xmlns is not a 
valid attribute".

As it turns out, they are in fact extra declarations that are artifacts 
of a Simplified DocBook and custom schema XSLT translation.  However, 
at most they should generate a warning that the namespace declarations 
are never used.  It should absolutely not be an error.  After all, how 
are folks supposed to include SVG and MathML content?

I'd like to include the "Valid XHTML 1.0" button on my page, but it 
seems a bit awkward when it shows up with errors.


- Miles Elam
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Received on Friday, 4 October 2002 21:18:40 UTC

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