OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   RE: [xml-dev] Re: URIs, concrete

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

I agree that unqualifed attributes "have no namespace" is a mistake.  
Even though I did a double-take when I read that part of the spec, it 
still tripped me up in my first XML application.

Unfortunately, it's not aesthetics, but the unknowably-sized matter of 
deployed base that concerns me.  I think the best we can hope for is to 
say that the if an element is part of a namespace, then unqualified 
attribute names violate validity constraints.  I *might* go along with 
"the result of their presence is undefined," but I think core XML has 
managed to avoid such "is out of scope" issues so far, and I'd hate to
to be the first.

How's that for a compromise?


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS