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   Re: namespace prefixes within attribute values

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • Date: 10 Mar 2000 09:55:12 +0000

David Megginson <david@megginson.com> writes:

> While it's annoying for typists, it's
> generally a lot more robust to have
>   <doc:doc xmlns:doc="http://www.acme.com/doc/">
>    <doc:thing1 foo="http://www.acme.com/doc/x" bar="doc:y"/>
>   </doc:doc>
> At least now I can tell what's meant without a schema.

Although note the same problem resurfaces with relative URIs and XBase 
-- without a declaration (e.g. in a schema) you don't know which
attribute values _are_ relative URIs and which just happen to look
like them.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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	    Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
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