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Response to comment on Namespaces in XML 1.1

From: <xml-names-editor@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:08:08 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200304221508.QAA25006@mcpherson.cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
To: James Henderson <JamesHenderson@cornerstonesoftware.com>
Cc: xml-names-editor@w3.org

This is the XML Core Working Group's formal response to your comment
sent to the Namespaces comment list.  We have treated it as a comment
on the Namespaces 1.1 draft even though you originally sent it as a
comment on the 1.0 errata.  Your comment is archived at 


Please let us know whether you accept our resolution of our comment,
or wish to have an objection formally recorded.  If we do not hear
from you within 10 days we will assume that you accept our response.

The wording in section 5.2 is poor.  Instead of saying "the default
namespace can be set to the empty string", it should say something
like "the value of the xmlns attribute can be the empty string".  The
point is that an empty xmlns value is just syntax for removing the
default namespace, rather than the empty string being interpreted as a
namespace name.  We will clarify it in the next draft of Namespaces 1.1.
Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2003 14:23:29 UTC

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