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Looking for Clarification on XML Namespaces

From: James Henderson <JamesHenderson@cornerstonesoftware.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 18:11:03 -0500 (EST)
To: <xml-names-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBILPEOKEGGMIECLOJEEHECPAA.JamesHenderson@corsof.com>


According to your errata:

[NE09 clarification] The empty string, though it is a legal 
URI reference, cannot be used as a namespace name. 

However, when discussing Namespace Defaulting (in Section 5.2)
the document states "The default namespace can be set to the 
empty string.  This has the same effect, within the scope
of the declaration of there being no default namespace."

Are these two statements in conflict with each other?  Or is 
NE09 only referring to prefixed namespaces (e.g., 
xmlns:foo="" is not a valid namespace.)


James E. Henderson
Cornerstone Software, Inc., 15 North Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH 03063
Phone: 603-595-7480    Fax: 603-882-7313   Web: http://www.corsof.com
Received on Monday, 17 March 2003 23:54:24 UTC

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