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   Re: [xml-dev] XML 1.1 grinds to halt?

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Thomas B. Passin wrote:
> [Michael Kay]
> > Since the bottom line in the Namespaces spec is that parsers are
> > supposed to accept any character string in the role of a namespace name,
> > the obvious solution is to remove all the fine words about IRIs which
> > don't actually affect conformance anyway.
> >
> If an IRI is supposed to be able to use any local encoding, how is the
> network supposed to know which encoding is being used for any particular
> IRI?

Mu.  We're talking about "Namespaces in XML"; namespace names
aren't URIs (or IRIs), they're opaque character strings which
are supposed to conform to the syntax of URIs (or IRIs).
The network is irrelevant.

--Joe English



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