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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: URIs, concrete

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W. E. Perry scripsit:

> In the semantic outcome elaborated from processing such structured
> marked-up text, does the weight of the attribute derive mainly from its
> position within that structure, and specifically from the particular
> element on which it depends, rather than from the namespace in which it
> might participate.

No more definite answer can be given than "It can go either way."
Some attributes have purely local meaning (whether or not they are
in a namespace), and some have effectively global meaning (whether or not
they are in a namespace).

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