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

From: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 10:21:18 +0900
Message-Id: <199906010121.AA00655@archlute.apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
To: w3c-xml-schema-wg@w3.org
Cc: richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk, xml-editor@w3.org
Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>Is a
> namespace declaration of the form xmlns:xml='...' legal, if so with
> what content?

I believe that a valid document requires a declaration such as below:

xml:lang  NMTOKEN
xml:space (default|preserve)

Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> I guess we could just grandfather in xml:lang and xml:schema as valid
> names for attributes, i.e. explicit exceptions to the prose which
> currently requires them to be NCNames. . .

I think that (1) the prefix xml is always implicitly declared and cannot 
be redeclared and (2) the URI "http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace" 
must not be attached to any prefix.

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