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RE: This is a very basic question...
- From: "David E. Cleary" <email@example.com>
- To: Adam Van Den Hoven <Adam.Hoven@bluezone.net>,"XML Development Mailing List (E-mail)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 13:38:29 -0400
> months, and I realized that I had no idea what a NCName was (it comes up a
> fair bit). Thinking further, I didn't really know what a qname
> was either. I
> have a rudimentary knowledge of what they do, but mostly because
> I've looked
> at examples and figured it out.
The glossary is XML Schema Part 1 defines both of these.
An NCName is a name with no colon, as defined in [XML-Namespaces]. When used
in connection with the XML representation of schema components in this
specification, this refers to the simple type NCName as defined in [XML
A QName is a name with an optional namespace qualification, as defined in
[XML-Namespaces]. When used in connection with the XML representation of
schema components or references to them, this refers to the simple type
QName as defined in [XML Schemas: Datatypes]