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   [xml-dev] Re: [Sax-devel] Showstopper issue with new Attributetext

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At 9:47 AM -0500 3/17/04, David Megginson wrote:

>a) an attribute with no Namespace URI and the local name "xmlns";
>b) an attribute with the Namespace URI 
>"http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/"; and no local name; or
>c) an attribute with the Namespace URI 
>"http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/"; and the local name "xmlns".
>Note that none of these is a clean solution, probably because 
>Namespaces 1.1 is a bit broken.  Then again, I doubt it matters 
>much.  If no one presents a convincing argument, I'll just pick one 
>of the three at random.

Agreed except for picking one at random. I prefer option c when the 
xmlns-uris feature is true; option a when xmlns-uris is false.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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