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  • To: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Can we treat XML elements and attributes as sets
  • From: Mukul Gandhi <mukul_gandhi@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 05:29:11 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Mike,
--- Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
> The namespace URI property of an element or
> attribute node can be null,
> meaning that the element or attribute is "not in a
> namespace". 

Are you explaining this point about XML namespaces
from XSLT spec's point of view which treats elements
and attributes as nodes(XML spec does'nt!)? Or is it
true from XML's point of view also?

> What I'msaying is that it's often more convenient 
> to regard
> such elements/attributes
> as being in a namespace, a namespace with no name,
> and Elliotte's model
> which you quoted seems to treat them that way.

Thanks Mike!

> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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