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Re: Fwd: Re: [jdom-interest] Namespace issues, et al.

From: Malachi de AElfweald <malachi@tremerechantry.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 00:52:32 -0800
To: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
cc: xml-names-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <oprk46xuaridzkdi@localhost>

Thank you for the feedback. I am forwarding your
comments off to management.


On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:42:41 -0800, Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com> 

> I think your questions have mostly been answered, but I'll collect them
> here for clarity.
>> Lets use one of the examples from that page:
>> <?xml version="1.1"?>
>> <!-- elements are in the HTML namespace, in this case by default -->
>> <html xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'>
>> <head><title>Frobnostication</title></head>
>> <body><p>Moved to <a href='http://frob.com'>here</a>.</p></body>
>> </html>
>> A couple key developers on the JDOM project are stating that the
>> "href" tag is in a "null namespace" instead of the 
>> "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
>> namespace.  Which is correct? I thought it had to be in the xhtml
>> namespace for validation...
> According to http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-names11/#defaulting "Default
> namespace declarations do not apply directly to attribute names; the
> interpretation of unprefixed attributes is determined by the element on
> which they appear."  So the 'href' attribute is not in a namespace (that
> is, it has a null namespace name).  The attribute is interpreted in the
> context of the <a> element, which _is_ in the XHTML namespace.  You can
> think of unqualified attributes as being scoped to the element they
> appear on.
>> Also, at what point does the XML1.1 and Namespace 1.1 become the
> current
>> standard?
> When XML 1.1 and Namespaces 1.1 are released as Recommendations.  These
> specs are in Candidate Recommendation phase right now.  I would
> guesstimate that they will become Recommendations in about six months.
>> JDOM is currently at XML 1.0 and Namespace 1.0 because they state that
>> XML1.1 is not
>> actually released yet (and may not be)....  However, I am trying to use 
>> XML 1.1 for the
>> full internationalization support.
> Nothing wrong with that, and the XML Core WG would love to hear your
> implementation feedback.  But, until the specs are Recommendation, there
> are no guarantees that these specs will be not undergo minor change,
> major change, or even be rejected entirely.  You should make your
> customers aware of those risks when you provide them with your code.
> Jonathan Marsh
> (XML Core WG member representing Microsoft)

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