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   Re: [xml-dev] namespaces in XML 1.1 - namespace names become*IRI* refere

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At 2:13 PM +0200 9/28/02, Julian Reschke wrote:

>Namespace names allowing characters outside the ASCII character set means
>that this change will break any code that currently relies on the fact that
>namespace names must be valid URI references according to RFC2396. Of course
>code can be changed, but I doubt that the cost of this has been considered

Namespaces 1.1 will only be available with XML 1.1. XML 1.1 has much 
more serious (and much more breaking) changes than this. Existing XML 
1.0 parsers  will generally not be able to read XML 1.1 documents. 
Among other things, the definition of name characters and white space 
is likely to change.

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