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

On 22/09/2010 18:43, Pete Cordell wrote:
> Original Message From: "David Carlisle"
>> It is well formed. (and parsed as such by any xml parser I've tried).
> But as said earlier, what does "(and parsed as such by any xml parser
> I've tried)." prove!

only that maintainers of the parsers did not read that paragraph the way 
you did (but that could be wrong:-)


> At the end of the day though, I would say the pragmatic BCP approach is
> to not use names starting with xml other than those defined by W3C, and
> then only as intended. But, as Michael Kay said, the W3C does not make
> laws, so you're free to do what you want.

Or (in this case) you may be forced (or at least coerced) to to what 
microsoft want, much of their "xml islands" stuff revolves around an 
element that goes by the name <xml> which is pretty much directly 
against the spirit of the text in question, but sadly not I would say a 
non conformance to the letter of the spec.


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