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Request to name the "no namespace" namespace

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 14:57:12 -0700
Message-ID: <480E5F38.70209@inkedblade.net>
To: xml-names-editor@w3.org
CC: annevk@opera.com, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org

This is a request from a somewhat exasperated CSS Namespaces [1] editor.
Can you please assign the "no namespace" namespace a name? It's very hard
to talk about it and make conformance requirements that involve it when
it doesn't have a name.

(Bonus points for explicitly associating it with the empty string --
explaining how the empty string represents it while keeping it distinct
from the idea of an empty string namespace name is also difficult.)

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-namespace/

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