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[Bug 4261] [FS] technical: 8.2.3.1.1 Name Tests correct?

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------- Comment #2 from cmsmcq@w3.org  2007-05-01 16:06 -------
[Personal comment]

The original description asks

    In fact they ascertain that the prefix of the element type
    is mapped onto a namespace URI, rather than onto the null 
    namespace  why? Also compare the corresponding attribute 
    rule  why should they differ?

Any prefix in a QName is required to map to a namespace URI
and not to the null namespace; it's a requirement of the
Namespaces Recommendation.  And the treatment of QNames as
element names and attribute names does need to differ in the
sense that unprefixed attribute names invariably are unqualified,
whereas unprefixed element names can have a non-null namespace
URI (the default namespace).

I am told that these arguments do not in fact mean that the 
two conditions in queston should be retained.  But I'd like the
correction of the rules to be based on correct interpretation
of the namespaces Rec.
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