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Re: qualified local/global Re: Namespace problem

From: Burak Emir <Burak.Emir@epfl.ch>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 12:50:57 +0200
Message-ID: <41248611.3090807@epfl.ch>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
CC: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>, cmsmcq@acm.org

Michael Kay wrote:

>>My confusion is all due to my belief that namespace prefixes 
>>would never 
>>play a role in attribute *values*, which is obviously wrong 
>>for XSDs. I, 
>>for one, would appreciate an XSD syntax that makes these things more 
>>straightforward (=does not use xmlns attributes).
>>    
>>
>
>
>I have suggested before, and suggest again, that any specification that
>allows the use of namespace prefixes in attribute content (for example XML
>Schema and XSLT/XPath) should provide an alternative syntax that uses the
>namespace URI in place of the prefix, thus at least giving users the option
>of creating documents that have no hidden dependencies on namespace
>prefixes.
>
>  
>
... and if you added a "declare-prefix" facility that is independent of 
the namespaces in the source document, it would be even more transparent 
(see my mail above) and almost backwards-compatible.

cheers,
Burak
Received on Thursday, 19 August 2004 10:50:58 UTC

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