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RE: Issue 326: Qualify attributes

From: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 12:35:51 -0700
Message-ID: <92456F6B84D1324C943905BEEAE0278E01FC643F@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

These attributes all ( potentially ) appear on elements whose namespace
is NOT one defined by the SOAP spec. Which makes them 'global'. If they
were 'local' I would not have suggested they all be qualified.

Gudge

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
> Sent: 02 September 2002 19:44
> To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Issue 326: Qualify attributes
> 
> 
> 
> At 10:22 AM -0700 9/2/02, Martin Gudgin wrote:
> >I raised this issue[1] at last call. The proposal is that we qualify 
> >all attributes in our spec. This means making the id and ref 
> attribute 
> >information items qualified. This brings them into line with 
> itemType 
> >and arraySize ( and mustUnderstand and role ).
> >
> 
> Are these global attributes that can be applied to any element, 
> including those not in the SOAP namespace? If so, this makes sense.
> 
> However, if these are local attributes that only apply to elements in 
> the SOAP namespace, there's no reason to do this. It adds nothing to 
> their meaning, makes them no easier to recognize, and creates really 
> ugly code. RDF does this, and it is a big, honking mess that confuses 
> everyone.
> 
> By this reasoning, mustUnderstand should be qualified. I'm not sure 
> about the rest.
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