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[Bug 11443] Expected results have an erroneous namespace declaration

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Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> 2010-11-30 21:55:05 UTC ---
For the <e> element, bullet 4 of 3.7.4 causes the element to have a namespace
declaration for b on the grounds that the element has an attribute whose name
uses the prefix b.

The question is whether the child <a:n1/> element inherits this namespace.
Assuming construction mode includes inherit, then if the <a:n1/> were part of
an enclosed expression, it would inherit the namespace under clause
1.e.ii.D.II. However, it isn't in an enclosed expression, so it seems namespace
inheritance doesn't happen - which means that if the <e> element were returned
and serialized, it's <a:n1/> child should in principle contain a namespace
undeclaration for b.

To me the spec seems wrong. I've never understood why <e><a/></e> is treated
differently from <e>{<a/>}</e> from the point of view of namespace inheritance.
My memory was that we had fixed this - but I can't see any evidence of it.

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