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   Re: [xml-dev] Default namespace for attributes?

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This is an often confusing part of the spec.  You may find James Clark's 
alternative explanation helpful:



Mukul Gandhi wrote:
> The XML Namespaces Recommendation says that the default namespace
> applies only to elements, and not to attribues
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/#defaulting).
> i.e. an unprefixed attribute name will always be in the null namespace.
> I am curious to know why this is so?
> Regards,
> Mukul
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