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Re: Element equivalence under XML Namespaces

Matthew Van Gundy <matt-xmldev@shekinahstudios.com> writes:

> Would any XML/Namespaces guru be willing to answer the following
> question for me?  Is the following a well-formed XML document:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <doc xmlns="http://foo.com/foo";>
>   <foo:elem xmlns:foo="http://foo.com/foo";>
>   </elem>
> </doc>

My reading of the specs says it is not.  XML Namespaces only applies
to XML documents, which requires well-formedness as defined in the XML
spec.  Since the string "foo:elem" does not match the string "elem",
this is not an XML document, so XML Namespaces does not apply to it.

Jaakko Kangasharju, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Happiness is warm feet

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