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Re: [xml-dev] xml: prefix in MicroXML Re: [xml-dev] MicroXPathproposal

On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 16:32 +0000, Stephen Green wrote:
> I notice the only prefix allowed in James' revised MicroXML is the
> prefix "xml:".
> I see the significance of this prefix is tied up with the Namespaces
> spec so I guess in this sense MicroXML implements (compatibly?)
> XML Namespaces. 


The string "xml" at the start of a name is reserved by the XML spec,
and is used for xml:space, xml:lang, and, separately, xml:id & xml:base.

> If there were sufficient need could the number of xml: uses be
> extended?

> Is there an xml:type?
No. There's an xsi:type though, for use with regular XML + XSD.


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