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

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At 4:36 PM +0200 9/28/02, Julian Reschke wrote:

>"[Definition:] The attribute's value, a URI reference, is the namespace name
>identifying the namespace."

Yes, but the conformance section does not mandate adherence to this definition:

An XML document conforms to this specification if all other tokens in 
the document which are required, for XML conformance, to match the 
XML production for Name, match this specification's production for 

Nothing in there about requiring namespace names to be legal URIs.

>It is also fact that there is software that *does* check this constraint
>(for instance James Clark's Jing). So -- if any -- this shows that
>namespaces 1.1 should clarify *that* (right now, it seems to have the same
>problem as 1.0).

Yes. My own XOM does this too,. However, I'm not yet convinced this 
is the correct behavior. It's an open question for XOM.

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