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

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 10:12:27 -0700
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To: w3c-xml-schema-wg@w3.org
Cc: richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk, xml-editor@w3.org, w3c-xml-schema-wg@w3.org
At 06:00 PM 5/31/99 +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>Do you see how that makes life difficult for XML Schema (it's from me
>with my Schema hat on that this question really comes from)?

Actually, it occurs to me that namespace-sensitive applications are going
to operate (e.g. using the DOM) on the URI rather than the prefix anyhow.
So I suspect that foo:space, where foo points at the xml URI, will
probably work.  But for *interchange* the letter of the law requires
using "xml:".

Andrew Layman actually suggested, quite reasonably I thought, that we
*forbid* using any prefix but "xml" for this namespace.  Anyhow, the
problem goes away assuming that namespaces and XML 1.0 ever get
integrated as is the declared intent. -Tim
Received on Monday, 31 May 1999 13:11:47 UTC

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