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   Re: [xml-dev] Schema Namespace name, schemaLocation, and Schema V

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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:

> That is PRECISELY why XML is a syntax specification 
> and nothing more.

Well, almost.  It also puts certain restrictions (some in the XML Rec,
some not) on what XML processors report to applications.  For example,
attribute values cannot be dropped on the floor, nor can PIs.

> It is also why namespaces do not belong 
> in the core but should be the first thing to the right of the 
> + (XML 1.0 + Namespaces + ...) 

On the contrary.  The Namespace Rec simply adds the ability to have
URI-syntax strings in element type names and attribute names without
breaking SGML backward compatibility.  It is pure syntax.

What you decide to *use* the capability for, if anything, is another matter.

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