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   Re: XML Schema Question: default namespace misses attributes

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: "xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 15:11:28 -0500

rev-bob@gotc.com wrote:
> [...] attributes should
> "inherit" their element's namespace by default [...] the attribute is
> in the element's namespace".

But these are not the same!  Colon-free attributes are not in the *same*
namespace as the element, but rather in a (sub)namespace *defined*
by the element.  That's the rationale behind what the Rec says:
there is no necessary connection between attribute foo in element A
in namespace baz, and attribute foo in element B in namespace baz,
but baz:foo is directly in namespace baz, independent of what element
it appears in.

(I know this doesn't carefully follow the namespace terminology;
it is intended to be suggestive, not precise.)


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