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Re: Comments on WD-curie-20070307

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 11:02:13 -0500
Message-ID: <46112905.1060208@aptest.com>
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org, www-html@w3.org

Thanks for this.  The working group has recently decided to prohibit 
un-prefixed CURIEs, thereby solving the entire problem.  A new draft 
reflecting these changes will be available shortly.

Norman Walsh wrote:
> A casual reading of the CURIE spec raised the following technical
> questions in my mind:
> "When a CURIE is used in an XML grammar, and the prefix on the CURIE
> is omitted, then the prefix MUST be interpreted as the current default
> XML namespace."
> Current practice with respect to unprefixed names where a QName is
> allowed are inconsistent on this point. In XML Schema, they are
> sometimes taken to be in the current default XML namespace. In XSLT,
> they are always in no-namespace. Was it the conscious intent of the
> CURIE specification to remove this flexibility from specifications
> that choose to adopt CURIEs? What is the rationale for this
> restriction?
> "When a CURIE is used in a non-XML grammar, the grammar MUST provide a
> mechanism for defining the default prefix."
> The default prefix? Do you not mean the default namespace?
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm

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