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   Re: XML Schema Question: default namespace misses attributes

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  • From: John Aldridge <john.aldridge@informatix.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 12:34:45 +0000

At 08:02 08/02/00 -0500, <costello@mitre.org> wrote:

><schema xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema" ...>
>    <element name="BookCatalogue">
>         ...
>    </element>
>    ...


>The XML Namespace document states (section 5.2 [1]) that attributes are
>not part of a default namespace, "Note that default namespaces do not
>apply directly to attributes."  So, the "name" attribute above is not
>part of the XML Schema namespace.  Matter of fact, "name" is in no
>namespace.  I believe that it is an error for "name" to not be part of
>the XML Schema namespace.  Right?  We want an XML Schema parser to
>recognize "name" as being part of the XML Schema namespace.  Right? 

Wrong, as I understand it.  The element


is defined by the schema draft as taking an attribute


If it wished to accept


as a synonym, it would have to say so explicitly (I don't think it does).

(If I've just joined the list of people who are confused by this stuff,
perhaps someone would point it out to me :-)


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