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   Re: namespace prefixes within attribute values

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@XML.ORG>
  • Date: 10 Mar 2000 09:53:09 +0000

Ray Whitmer <ray@xmission.com> writes:

> Perhaps I missed something, but would this type of value become shredded if 
> you save canonical XML, which reassigns all the prefixes but presumably 
> does not know about namespaces in values represented by prefixes?
> Is that a problem?

That's one reason XML Schema provides a QName simple type definition,
so you can identify such attributes.  This won't help XPath, because
the whole attribute is not a QName, but rather may contain them.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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