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   RE: [xml-dev] Can we treat XML elements and attributes as sets

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Yes, I think it's correct - with one minor reservation: the XML Namespace
recommendation insists, for some reason I have never understood, that names
whose namespace URI is null are not "in a namespace". This leads to a great
deal of tortuous circumlocution in other specs (such as the Schema
recommendation). The model would be much simpler if one regarded such names
as being in an unnamed namespace.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mukul Gandhi [mailto:mukul_gandhi@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: 20 August 2005 15:12
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] Can we treat XML elements and attributes as sets
> I am reading Elliotte Rusty Harold's excellent book
> "XML in a Nutshell". I have question about XML
> Namespaces.
> Elliotte mentions in the chapter about XML Namespaces,
> that "The URIs partitions the elements and attributes
> into disjoint sets".
> I don't mean to say this wrong. But is this statement
> really correct?
> Regards,
> Mukul
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