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RE: [xml-dev] a namespace definitions related question(s)


I'm not sure that I understand your comment.

In the XML instance that I posted:
* is the document well formed?

Should XML processors be XML-Namespace aware?

Say I have a schema, is the well-formedness dependent upon the schema??

What I'm asking is whether or not an XML parser should be namespace aware, and whether or not its capabilities should depend (and how) on a schema.

In the example I gave, the namespace information is available in the XML instance.



-----Original Message-----
From: Anne Thomas Manes [mailto:atmanes@gmail.com] 
Sent: ב 19 פברואר 2007 14:13
To: Shlomo Yona
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] a namespace definitions related question(s)

On 2/19/07, Shlomo Yona <S.Yona@f5.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Please consider the following XML instance:
> <a:foo xmlns:a="foobar">
>             <a:bar xmlns:b="foobar">
> </b:bar>
> </a:foo>
> A few cases should be considered:
> XML Schema is/isn't available (should this matter?!) – i.e., should
> namespaces be considered only with the presence of a schema?! Is so, how?
> Value of elementFormDefault (should this matter?!)

Having accessibility to the XML Schema only matters if you plan to use
the schema for processing, e.g., validation. Compliance with the
schema, whether or not it is present, matters if the application
processing the XML expects the element to conform to the schema. And
if the application expects conformance to the schema, then namespaces
must be considered, including the value of elementFormDefault.


> Questions:
> is the above well formed?
> If this is not well formed, then why?
> Thanks.
> Shlomo

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