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   Re: Namespace question: Do attributes inherit the element's namespace?

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 08:25:30 -0500 (EST)

Bob Kline writes:
 > On 6 Jan 2000, David Megginson wrote:
 > > No, Tim and I are saying the same thing.  My firm 'no' (for most
 > > applications) was to the question "Are they different?". 
 > I see.  If that's what the following passage meant then perhaps you'll
 > understand my confusion.

Understood -- I mistakenly wrote "identical" where I meant
"different".  Sorry for the confusion.

To make it clear, I believe that all real-world apps will treat the
attribute names *identically* in examples like these:

  <html:a href="foo">
  <html:a html:href="foo">

With the benefit of hindsight after more than a year's implementation
experience, it's pretty clear that needlessly complicated the spec (a
lot) and implementations (a little) by allowing these two cases to be

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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