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   Re: Another errata?

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  • From: james anderson <James.Anderson@mecomnet.de>
  • To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 16:50:14 +0100

Tim Bray wrote:
> No.  Adam Donahue is correct on this one.  The spec says explicitly,
> and then belabors the point with examples; defaults don't apply to
> attributes.  The only attribute that has a namespace is one that
> has a prefix.
> ...
> Now clearly, an application processing an unprefixed attribute will
> know the namespace (if any) of the element to which it's attached,
> and may well use that information.  For example, in
>   <html:a href="...">
> an HTML processor may (& probably should) choose to process that href
> attribute in an HTML-ish way; BUT, the href attribute is not, in the
> formal terminology of the spec, in the html or any other namespace. -T.


If this is true, then what is the "Per-Element-Type Partition" described at
great length on the appendix on the "internal structure" of xml namespaces?
The spec would appear to assert some form of relation between the namespace
which comprises an unqualified attribute name and the namespace of the element identifier.

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