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RE: xml:space, xml:lang, and namespaces

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 10:15:37 -0700
Message-ID: <5BF896CAFE8DD111812400805F1991F708AAF63F@RED-MSG-08>
To: "'MURATA Makoto'" <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>, w3c-xml-schema-wg@w3.org
Cc: richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk, xml-editor@w3.org
Makoto wrote: "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."

That is also my memory from the discussions in the namespaces spec design.
It is unfortunately not spelled out in the spec precisely, but we had some
debate over whether other prefixes could be attached to
'http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace', whether parsers were required to
match any prefix attached to 'http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace', etc.
and the answer was "no."
Received on Tuesday, 1 June 1999 13:16:01 UTC

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