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RE: [xml-dev] thinking about "namespace pedantry"

From: Michael Kay <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 18:36:48 +0100
To: "'james anderson'" <james.anderson@setf.de>, <xml-names-editor@w3.org>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Message-ID: <000b01c36353$cdfa1560$6401a8c0@pcukmka>
 > in summary, the "namespaces in xml" recommendation's specifications
with regard to "names  
> which are not in any namespace" are unnecessarily and unreasonably
paradoxical. 
 
Absolutely. James Clark got round this quite neatly in XPath 1.0, I
think, by referring to the "thing that is not a namespace" as "the null
namespace". We need a name for it, and we can use that phrase without
having to agree on whether the thing is or is not a namespace.
 
Michael Kay
 
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