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   re: Different element references in same namespace

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 19:57:29 -0400 (EDT)

Paul W. Abrahams writes:

 [on three elements with different prefixes but belonging to the same

 > The question then arises: do the three elements have the same type
 > in the XML 1.0 sense, and if so, how ought they be declared in the
 > DTD?  Should there be one declaration for all three or three
 > declarations, one

They are different element types in the XML 1.0 sense, but they all
have the same name in the Namespaces sense.  Namespaces is a separate
layer above XML 1.0, and doesn't change the earlier spec.

The same thing could happen with architectural forms:

  <foo myarch="bar"/>
  <hack myarch="bar"/>
  <bar myarch="bar"/>

These are all instantiations of the "bar" architectural form in the
"myarch" architecture, but each needs a separate declaration in the

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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