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Re: XLink 1.1: default xmlns attribute values

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 21:31:25 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <n1fat1pr6k7mk34rss04a874gjqrdnteoj@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Norman Walsh wrote:
>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ section 4.3 suggests
>| to use default attribute values for xmlns:xlink, this is obviously an
>| incorrect and dangerous suggestion, please remove suggestions to use
>| default attribute values from this section or, preferably, remove the
>| entire section since documents that make use of these suggestions are
>| by definition not interoperable.
>The Core WG has considered this comment. We'll add a note to indicate
>that providing such defaults in an external subset may mean that they
>are not seen by browsers and other parsers that do not read the
>external subset.

How would this look like exactly? It seems you will keep the section and
the suggestion to use such defaulting but note that maybe that's a bad
suggestion; wouldn't it be better to simply point out that this is a bad
idea and is recommended against?

>We will also add a note to indicate that the technique does not have
>any analog in XSD, RELAX NG, or other modern infoset-based validation

This is fine by me.
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