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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 17:15:20 -0500
Mark Birbeck wrote:
> How not quite? A namespace is a set of unique entries *by definition*.
> That's what they are - a set of unique entries. You can't have a 'set of
> unique entries' that contains a duplicate.
That is not the definition of "namespace" used by REC-xml-names.
Clause 1 specifically denies that XML namespaces are sets.
> > An element can have the same name as a global
> > attribute without problem.
> True. But they are not in the same namespace. According to A.2 the
> element would be in the 'all element types' partition, and the global
> attribute would be in the 'global attribute' partition.
They are in separate partitions of the same namespace.
> Of course, this might not be the source of your contradiction either.
Appendix A says that unprefixed attributes are assigned to one of the
per-element-type partitions of the namespace. It also says that
unprefixed attributes are assigned to "associated namespaces".
Clause 5.3 is not involved and I shouldn't have dragged it in.
But none of this matters much because Appendix A is not normative.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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