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- Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 21:18:19 -0500 (EST)
Jeffrey E. Sussna writes:
> Thanks to Andrew for the answer to my question. Unfortunately, it
> raises a couple of other questions:
> 1. I assume reserved attributes such as "xmlns" need not be
> declared in DTD's (or other schema mechanisms). Is this correct?
A valid XML 1.0 document has to declare all attributes used, even
magic attributes like xml:space, xml:lang, and xmlns and xmlns:*.
Nothing in the namespaces REC changes the interpretation of XML 1.0.
> 2. Is there, or will there be, a centralized definition of XML
> reserved objects (attributes, processing instructions, etc.) that
> may be defined outside the XML spec, but which cut across general
> usage of the language? I think there should be.
All names beginning with the letters [xX][mM][lL] are reserved, and no
other names are: only specs from the W3C's XML Activity should define
names beginning with these letters, and even then, we're trying to
All the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
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