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   Re: Namespace Comments (and dtd encoding)

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  • From: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 19:30:35 +0900

Ron Bourret wrote:
> As far as I know, the xmlns attribute is inherited -- this is certainly implied 
> by the first example in section 5 of the namespace spec.  (Murata Makoto also 
> implies in a separate message that the prefix is not inherited.  Why?)

Because we cannot replace

<foo:A xmlns:foo="[first URI]" xmlns:bar="[second URI]" >
    <foo:B />
    <foo:C />
    <bar:D />

with something like

<foo:A xmlns:foo="[first URI]" xmlns:bar="[second URI]" >
    <:B />
    <:C />
    <bar:D />

This is what I meant by inheritance of prefixes, and it does not exist 
in the current working draft.

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