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Re: Fwd: Re: [jdom-interest] Namespace issues, et al.

From: Malachi de AElfweald <malachi@tremerechantry.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 07:40:37 -0800
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
cc: xml-names-editor@w3.org
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On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 23:35:31 -0800, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:

> Malachi de AElfweald wrote:
>> I am confused. No such thing as a null namespace? But the document
>> (that lists you as Editor) says " The namespace name for an unprefixed 
>> attribute name is always null. "
> Hmm... I'm not actually in the editing loop on this version, but I agree 
> that that language is a bit confusing.  The namespaces rec describes a 
> condition called "being in a namespace" and gives methods for putting 
> elements and attributes in namespaces.  The only way for an attribute to 
> be in any namespace at all is for it to have a prefix.  No prefix, no 
> namespace.  I'm not sure what they mean by "null namespace" but now I'll 
> review the language and perhaps comment.

The section most under debate is http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-names11/ section 
It is there that it talks about scoping....

>> Regarding the xhtml part... are you saying that the only way to make it 
>> "correct"
>> would be <a xhtml:href="http://blah">link</a> ??? Cuz, that isn't what 
>> any of the
>> examples show.
> No, in fact, in XHTML, the "a" element is in the xhtml namespace, but its 
> href attribute isn't in any namespace.  So <xhtml:a href="foo"> is 
> perfectly correct.  -Tim

So 'being in a namespace' doesn't mean that it defined in the dtd/xsd 
pointed to by the Namespace?
IE: if I am pointing to xhtml.xsd, doesn't prefixing it with that namespace 
define that the semantics
for that attribute are defined in that xhtml.xsd -- and doesn't it mean 
that it should be invalid if
it isn't pointing to the correct namespace?  That is, in fact, what Xerces 
does for validation.

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