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   RE: [xml-dev] Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: [xml-dev] Un-ask the question)

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Walter Perry wrote:

> But my question was whether (and if so, why) we could 
> reasonably expect a
> discernible difference in the semantic outcome from 
> processing a particular
> instance of a single given attribute in no namespace as if it 
> were 'in the
> namespace' of the element which it modifies.

Maybe not in the context of that element within that instance. But what if
that element is compared with other elements from various namespaces. If the
attribute exists in no namespace it could be considered to be a universal
attribute. The attribute is common across several (or all?) namespaces. 

So are non-scoped attributes archetypal? 



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