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   Re: [xml-dev] Choosing a target name for a processing instruction

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In article <003c01c66b02$9a29b8d0$6401a8c0@turtle> you write:

>I've always wondered why processing instruction names weren't namespaced
>just like elements and attributes. 

They were dropped during the drafting of the Namespaces spec when the
attribute declaration syntax was switched from PIs to attributes,
because the attribute syntax didn't provide a way to to declare
prefixes for PIs outside the document element.

See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-wg/1998Jul/0453.html
(W3C member-only).

-- Richard


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