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Re: Namespaces and validation -- missing information?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 15:36:55 -0600
Message-ID: <36F2C377.7F0B@w3.org>
To: keshlam@us.ibm.com
CC: xml-names-editor@w3.org
keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:
> The REC says namespaces change the DTD grammer to use qualified (prefixed)
> names. In other words, the DTD is now able to actively say that an element or
> attribute with a specific prefix is expected at a given point in the document.
> Architecturally, I presume you don't mean that to be taken literally, 

It is to be taken quite literally. no magic.

> instead that the prefix should be read as "an element with any prefix that maps
> into the same namespace as this prefix." That's a serious change to parser
> validation engines, but if it's what you intend, fine.

nope. There's no such change.


>  If there's a document that does answer
> these questions already available on the web, feel free to point me to it.

The XML home page (http://www.w3.org/XML/) cites these two:

Jan. 19, 1999: XML Namespaces by Example by Tim Bray 
-> http://www.xml.com/xml/pub/1999/01/namespaces.html

Feb '99: note on XML Namespaces 
-> http://www.jclark.com/xml/xmlns.htm

Dan Connolly, W3C
Received on Friday, 19 March 1999 16:37:00 UTC

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