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RE: Namespace conformance & SAX2

Rob Lugt wrote:
> Therefore, it follows that when namespaces are enabled, any XML processor
> (whether SAX or not, validating or not) should report a fatal
> error when the
> QName or NCName productions are not matched.  This is because
> syntax errors
> are well-formedness errors and reporting well-formedness errors as fatal
> errors is in keeping with XML 1.0 [2].

no. use of colons does not alter the well formedness of an XML document.
Improper use of colons is a "Namespace Constraint" (see NSC in the NS rec).
Well formedness is an entirely XML 1.0 concept and no other document changes