Error in glossary of AWWW, PR edition

In the PR edition of AWWW [1], in the glossary, the definition
for "Namespace Document" is incorrect.

There is no requirement whatsoever that a URI used as
an XML Namespace must identify a "Namespace Document"
(no matter how much some folks would like that to be true).

E.g. consider the following XML fragment containing a fully valid 
XML namespace declaration:

   <foo xmlns="">...</foo>
Per the definition in AWWW, the URI <>
identifies a "Namespace Document", which I think we can all agree
is false.

Recommended replacement text:

"Namespace Document
    An information resource that contains useful information, 
    machine-usable and/or human-usable, about terms in a
    particular XML namespace."





Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland

Received on Monday, 8 November 2004 15:01:26 UTC