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   Re: Another errata?

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 16:53:23 -0500

Adam M Donahue wrote:

> "no tag may contain two attributes"
> Is "element" intended instead of tag?
> All right, this is picky.  I'm just now reading the spec fully, is all.

Either will do: given that end-tags cannot contain attributes, and
that an element has exactly one start-tag (not true of SGML, BTW),
an element contains two conflicting attributes iff its start-tag does.
> Another question.  Default namespaces do not apply directly to attributes
> according to the specification.  So if I have:
> <html xmlns="http://namespaceplace.com/html.dtd">
> <body bgcolor="#ffffff">
> </body>
> </html>
> then body is part of the http://namespaceplace.com/html.dtd namespace, but
> its attribute bgcolor is not?  (bgcolor belongs to no namespace)

No.  An attribute not explicitly labeled with a prefix belongs to the
same namespace as its element.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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