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   Re: [xml-dev] QNames in attribute values

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On Mon, 28 Jan 2002 13:09:55 -0800, in xml you wrote:

>I believe that XSLT 1.0 was the original culprit, but I could be wrong. Now
>XML Schemas, Canonical XML, and other specs rely on the prefixes and scope
>of namespace declarations as significant information to be passed to the
>application, rather than just a lexical mechanism to resolve element and
>attribute names. This has introduced an amazing amount of complexity. In
>fact, XML Namespaces are actually getting a worse rap than they deserve,
>thanks to this increasingly common and fully-W3C-sanctioned practice.
>Is it too late to fix this? W3C specs would have to change. My question is:
>who else uses QNames in attribute values? Is there no turning back?

WSDL uses attribute values with QNames, and SOAP uses QNames in
element values.



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