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Re: xml:space, xml:lang, and namespaces

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 09:51:52 -0700
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To: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, xml-editor@w3.org
Cc: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
At 05:09 PM 5/31/99 +0100, Richard Tobin wrote:
>The Namespaces recommendation defines the "xml" prefix as being bound
>to http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace.  This suggests that it should
>be possible to refer to the attributes xml:space and xml:lang by means
>of other prefixes bound to that URL.  

The inferred suggestion is reasonable but wrong.  In XML 1.0, published 
in Feb. 1998, it is clear that the reserved attributes are xm:lang and 
xml:space.  Until XML 1.0 is rewritten and integrated with the namespace 
spec, xml:lang and xml:space are the only correct attributes to use for 
this purpose. -Tim
Received on Monday, 31 May 1999 12:51:28 UTC

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