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Re: [xml-dev] My report on experiments with unused namespaces

Original Message From: "David Carlisle"
> On 22/09/2010 16:06, Pete Cordell wrote:
>> By reserving names that start with "xml" I'm assuming the W3C is saying
>> that you (anyone not acting on behalf of the W3C) can not define names
>> that start with "xml".
> but what does "define" mean there. i can make the document

As far as I'm concerned by using it as a name it's defined as a name, either 
by you or someone else.  By using a random string xmlfoo as a name, you have 
defined the name xmlfoo.

In the section:

    Names beginning with the string "xml", or with any string which would
    match (('X'|'x') ('M'|'m') ('L'|'l')), are reserved for standardization 
in this
    or future versions of this specification.

I interpret "reserved" to mean "set aside for".  In other words, you, not 
acting on behalf of W3C, MUST not define names starting with "xml".  If you 
do, then it's not a valid name and therefore the document is not 



is not well-formed and so is not XML!!!

Pete Cordell
Codalogic Ltd
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data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes.
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