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Re: xml-namespaces

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 06:11:20 +0700
Message-ID: <35DDFE98.77D6BB66@jclark.com>
To: "Richards, Lisa (RTIS)" <lisa.richards@reedtech.com>
CC: "'xml-names-issues@w3.org'" <xml-names-issues@w3.org>, "Richards, Frank (RTIS)" <frank.richards@reedtech.com>, "'abrahams@acm.org'" <abrahams@acm.org>
Richards, Lisa (RTIS) wrote:

> It appears that a document containing qualified names is unlikely to be
> valid in terms of the unmodified 1.0 spec, so the namespace spec must
> provide its own interpretation of any such document.

This is not correct.  XML namespaces do not change what valid means. 
"Valid" continues to mean exactly what it means in XML 1.0.  As far as
DTD processing is concerned a colon has no special meaning.

Future work on schemas will provide namespace awareness.

James
Received on Friday, 21 August 1998 19:39:49 UTC

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