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Re: Fwd: Re: namespace prefixes within attribute values

From: Kevin Regan <kevinr@valicert.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 16:44:29 -0700
Message-ID: <27FF4FAEA8CDD211B97E00902745CBE2013D240C@seine.valicert.com>
To: www-xml-canonicalization-comments@w3.org
How would it be possible to canonicalize a document if prefixes are
included in
the canonicalization?  Two equivalent documents can have different
prefixes.  The XML
Namespaces spec states (section 3):

    Note that the prefix functions only as a placeholder for a namespace
    Applications should use the namespace name, not the prefix, in
    names whose scope extends beyond the containing document.

Has the XML Schema group decided an a whole sale rewriting of the XML
spec (e.g QNames as attribute values, and the above)?  Maybe I'm not
this whole thread...


Kevin Regan
ValiCert, Inc.

>I also sent this to XML-Dev; I think c14n may have to reexamine its
discarding namespace
>prefixes in the light of other W3C activity (schemas and XLink) that
need that information
>to process attribute values using those prefixes correctly. I'm aware
that we're past last
>call, but hopefully this is at least worth addressing. 

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