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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:

> <myDoc myValues="myValues" />
> does not have a namespace until an XML
> processor adds one.

I don't understand this. XML processors don't add namespaces to docs.
Doing so would be an error on par with arbitrarily deciding that the
element type name myDoc was really FooBar.

> What is the value of adding namespaces to the core
> unless every system layer above it depends on them?

But that's just it. Every system layer above them does depend on them.
Adding them to the core is just formalizing the status quo.

-- Ron


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