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Re: Request to name the "no namespace" namespace

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:21:31 -0700
Message-ID: <480F620B.3090000@inkedblade.net>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
CC: xml-names-editor@w3.org, annevk@opera.com, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org

Henry S. Thompson wrote:
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> This is a vexed question.  A quick look at your document suggest some
> pretty good wording, e.g.
>  "The prefix of a qualified name may be omitted to indicate that the
>  name belongs to no namespace."
> That's exactly right, and doesn't seem awkward.

It takes several rewrites before my sentences are no longer awkward.

> Could you give some examples of wording you're not so happy with?

"When a CSS qualified name is used in a context (such as Selectors
[SELECT]) that does not recognize association with the empty string
namespace and lack of a namespace as two distinct, valid possibilities,
prefixes representing the empty string namespace and no namespace
must be treated as equivalent."

And that used to be much more awkward the first 5-8 times I tried
to write it.

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