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   Re: Namespace Comments

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@quake.net>
  • To: "James Clark" <jjc@jclark.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 02:14:09 -0700


>Because it was felt undesirable that namespace processing should change
>the structure of the element tree.

Hmm.  Namespace nodes would indeed look funny in a document displayed as a
tree.  I suppose the Namespace WG does not consider having extraneous
attributes as change to the structure of the document.

What about having to change DTDs to use the namespace?  Isn't that a bit

>Only names beginning with "xml" (any case) are reserved by the XML spec.

Could we not reserve "namespace" as well?  It seems quite restricting that
only the XML spec itself can reserve names.

>  xml:namespace:foo="..."
>which looks very strange to me.

How silly of me.

Don Park

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