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Re: A plea for Sanity

From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 17:27:50 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200208221627.RAA21055@rhymer.cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
To: Joe English <jenglish@flightlab.com>, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com>
Cc: xml-names-editor@w3.org, w3c-xml-core-wg@w3.org

> I'm afraid this misses the point.  Undeclaring an unused
> namespace prefix *cannot* change the interpretation of any
> element names, attribute names, or QNames in content.
> Since undeclaring a namespace prefix which *is* used
> would cause an error, there is no compelling reason
> to support this feature.

A minor point: undeclaring namespaces which should not be in scope
causes the use of supposed-to-be-unbound prefixes to correctly produce
an error, when otherwise they might be incorrectly accepted.

-- Richard
Received on Thursday, 22 August 2002 12:28:06 UTC

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