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   Re: [xml-dev] Why you should avoid Notation Declarations (by Kohsuke Kaw

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At 2005-02-23 10:11 +0000, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>NOTATION isn't broken in W3C XML Schema, it's just grown up and uses
>namespaces, like all other named aspects of the spec.

Where in the XML Information Set 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-infoset-20040204 does a notation have a 
namespace-qualified name?

Elements (2.2) have [namespace name], [local name], and [prefix].

Attributes (2.3) have [namespace name], [local name], and [prefix].

Notations (2.10) just have [name].

>Things defined in W3C XML Schema schemas have names, which may be in

But wouldn't the name in the information set need to, then, be namespace 

>So if your schema document specifies a target namespace, the Notations
>you define in it will be in that namespace.
>So to refer to them, you have to use a qualified name.

Since the information set only includes [name], this would imply the prefix 
is not ignorable and there is no matching on the namespace URI.

>None of this should be surprising

Your statement surprised me quite a bit ... I never thought notations were 
namespace qualified.

I've always known that processing instruction targets may be named by 
notation names, and sure enough Processing Instruction Information Items 
2.6 has [notation], but nowhere there does it say the notation is 
namespace-qualified ... and I've never seen a processing instruction target 
needing to be namespace-qualified.

So, really, your statement was very surprising to me.  I'm anxious to learn 
more and be corrected in my thinking in this regard.

...................... Ken

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