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   Re: [xml-dev] Declaring the XML namespace

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At 4:28 PM +0200 7/11/02, james anderson wrote:

>i do not understand the prescription, that the "xml" prefix is, by definition,
>bound to "http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace"; to preclude the presense of a
>binding to that effect.

Correct. It is legal to explicitly bind it, though it is not 
necessary to do so.

>furthermore, i read the recommendation as not precluding that the 
>prefix may be
>bound to anything else. whereby cl-xml also accepts
>? (parse-document "<doc xmlns:xml='http://www.w3.org/XML/0000/namespace'/>")
>#<DOC-NODE <no uri> #x8C88DFE>

Incorrect. This is simply illegal in a namespace well-formed 
document. If cl-xml accepts that, then cl-xml is wrong and should be 

>but i suppose opinions may differ.

They may indeed. However, some opinions are right and some are wrong. :-)

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