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Last Call Comments on Namespaces in XML 1.1

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 18:33:06 +0000 (GMT)
To: xml-names-editor@w3.org
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I have only two comments:

1. How do I declare a global attribute that is not in any namespace?

i.e. the Namespaces in XML 1.0 document

   <foo xmlns:bar="" bar:baz="quux"/>

...would mean you had a "foo" element in the "" namespace with a "baz"
attribute in the "" namespace with the value "quux". This is as opposed
to the following:

   <foo baz="quux"/>

...which of course is a "foo" element in the "" namespace with a "baz"
attribute whose namespace _is_ the "foo" element.

It appears that the new draft makes it impossible to define global
attributes that are not in any namespace. (In the new draft, the first
example above is invalid.)

2. What will the CR exit criteria be, and when will your CR exit criteria
test suite be available? I urge you to consider using the same criteria as
the CSS working group used for the Media Queries module [1], which is
based on the criteria we used for the Selectors specification [2] and the
Mobile Profile [3]. This will help ensure interoperability.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/#status
[2] http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS3/Selectors/current/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/css-mobile#status

Other than that, this seems like a well written specification. Great work!
I look forward to reading your answers to these comments in your last call
disposition of comments.

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