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   Re: XML Schema Question: default namespace misses attributes

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  • From: "Nils Klarlund" <klarlund@research.att.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 09:34:14 -0500

Thanks, Leigh, for the references to the question of attributes and

> I believe the following 3 postings should summarise most of the arguments
> on this topic (the first is an answer from myself, the other two
> clarifications from Davids Megginson and Brownell).

In particular,
in  http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/xml-dev-Jan-2000/0230.html
Megginson wrote:

  Basically, then, the main question was whether the attribute names in
  the following two examples are identical:

    <html:a href="foo">


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

  For most applications (such as RDF, and, possibly, XSL), the answer is
  a firm 'no', but the WG decided to make it *possible* to distinguish
  the two in case anyone ever thinks of a good reason to do so.

OK, that's clear.  But may I ask a followup question:   Has any such case
Otherwise, there is an obvious low-hanging fruit  for simpletons to pick,



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