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Re: [xml-dev] XML Namespaces 1.1

Original Message From: "Liam R E Quin"
> On Wed, 2011-05-25 at 00:00 -0400, Rick Yorgason wrote:
>> All this proposal does is take markup that's currently invalid and
>> define a valid behaviour for it.
> So people would start having an expectation that parsers would accept
> markup that they currently reject.
> So, the existing parsers would need to be replaced.

As I understand it, <foo:bar/> is an XML well-formed document, but is not an 
XML Namespace well-formed document.  Just because it isn't namespace 
well-formed shouldn't mean it shouldn't be successfully parsed as an XML 
well-formed document.  There was some discussion on this on the libxml2 
mailing list a while back (you might have to look at earlier mails in the 
thread to get the context):


Therefore I think it's at least suspect to treat <foo:bar/> as <bar 
xmlns='foo'/>.  Whether civilisation as we know it would fall apart if you 
do I don't know!

So rather than doing:


I would suggest doing:


This is XML well-formed, but the initial colon means that it is not XML 
namespace well-formed.  You could claim that it was XML namespace-bis 
well-formed though.


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