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Re: Names beginning with the string "xml"

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 23:04:19 +0000
To: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: "public-xml-core-wg@w3.org" <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5btyx7ntl8.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>
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Simon Pieters writes:

> <Philip`> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/ - "Names beginning with the
> string  "xml", or with any string which would match (('X'|'x')
> ('M'|'m')  ('L'|'l')), are reserved for standardization in this or
> future versions of  this specification."
> <Philip`> http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-names/ - "A namespace (or more
> precisely, a namespace binding) is declared using a family of reserved
> attributes. Such an attribute's name must either be xmlns or begin
> xmlns:."
> <Philip`> That seems a bit contradictory
> <Philip`> given that "this or future versions of this specification"
> !=  "any XML related specification"
>
> http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20091106#l-305

Yeah, it does seem to be only an unstated convention that XML Core WG
specs all count as 'inside the firewall' for the purposes of that
sentence.

Or, put another way, that the XML Namespaces and xml-stylesheet specs
are understood as in some way augmenting the XML spec. itself.

ht
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