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Editorial comments about XML Namespaces

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 10:34:59 -0400
Message-ID: <36124193.D0163DC7@w3.org>
To: xml-names-issues@w3.org
Hello,

I have just a few minor comments about [1].

- There is a section entitled "Conformance" [2] that only
  addresses the conformance of documents (with respect to the
specification).
  What about the conformance of agents? There is at least one statement
  related to conformance by agents (from Section 2: "software which
  supports this namespace proposal must recognize and act on these 
  declarations and prefixes"). Should mention of this type of
conformance
  appear in section 6?

- Section 4 says that a prefix must be declared before it is used. What
  happens if it isn't? 

- In the first example of section 5.1, the following qualified markup
occurs:

      <html:a href='http://.......'>here.</html:a>

   I think the "href" should be qualified (since the example says
"everything
   here is explicitly in the HTML namespace"). 

- [NIT] In the fourth example of section 5.2 (<Beers>), you might
        use <TH> instead of <TD> for the first row of headers. The WAI
        will appreciate this.

- In section 5.3, the first sentence ends with one too many colons after
  the word "which".

My attention waned when I hit the Appendices, but I'll have a look
later.

- Ian
   

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-xml-names-19980916 
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-xml-names-19980916#Conformance
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