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Re: Resolution of QNames references

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 11 May 2000 10:26:34 +0100
To: "Curt Arnold" <carnold@houston.rr.com>
Cc: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b3dnpo2t1.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"Curt Arnold" <carnold@houston.rr.com> writes:

> Section 6.2.2: References to schema components across namespaces

> The comments in the example are the only place that I have found that
> indicate how unqualified QName references are to be resolved.   From a
> usability standpoint, it would be much preferable to that an unqualified
> name be first attempted to be located within the target namespace then with
> the datatypes (or schema namespace).  This, of course, would be a more
> complex resolution than would be used for a unqualified tagname but seems to
> be consistent with previous usage.

They wouldn't be QNames in the meaning of the word if we did it that
way.  We didn't think it wise to invent a new concept
almost-QName-but-not-exactly.

ht
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