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   Re: [xml-dev] thinking about "namespace pedantry"

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james anderson wrote:

> this discussion reaches back quite far. i was unable to coax the=20
> revelant entries out of lists.xml.org, but my recollection is that,=20
> bray, even at his most pedantic, allowed that, every application will=20
> likely construct some data object to collect the "names which are not=20
> in a any namespace". and, despite the necessity, that the application=20
> treat this object the same way as it treats data objects which are=20
> identified by iri - that is, as a set of names identified by a datum=20
> which is denoted by prefixes, and despite the recommendation's=20
> definition of a namespace, and despite the rfc2396 definition of a uri=20=
> reference, the latter objects are namespaces, while collections of=20
> "names which are not in any namespace" are not.

I wouldn't worry about this overmuch.  The recommendation's
definition of an "XML Namespace" is devoid of meaning.

--Joe English



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