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   Re: WD-xml-names-19980327

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: "Tim Bray (Textuality)" <tbray@textuality.com>, "Dave Hollander (Hewlett-Packard Company)" <dmh@corp.hp.com>, Microsoft <"Andrew Layman"@locke.ccil.org>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 13:20:29 -0400

The namespace draft allows PI targets, but not notations, to be
qualified with namespace prefixes.  A notation declaration, however,
is the only standard way in which a PI target can be predeclared.
Thus, the following is not allowed:

<?xml:namespace ns='http://whoever.dom/whatever' prefix='ww'?>
<DOCTYPE foo [
	<NOTATION ww:do-it SYSTEM 'http://whoever.dom/whatever/do-it'>
<?ww:do-it ...?>

yet this seems entirely reasonable.  What was the reasoning behind
forbidding qualified names in notation declarations?

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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