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Re: [xml-dev] namespaces redux

David Carlisle scripsit:

> That would be my preference too, except unfortunately it's explicitly
> deprecated and applications are theoretically allowed to reject it
> (although I know of none that do). Since that unfortunate decision was
> taken (or imposed some might say:-) I've tended to use "data:,config"
> so that it is an absolute URI, just to be safe.

The decision was a compromise between those who wanted to treat
"config" as just a string of characters and those who wanted to
interpret it relative to the current base URI.  Since these positions
were irreconcilable, and such namespaces could not be made illegal, the
resolution was to say that documents with such namespaces had no infoset,
making them effectively unprocessable.

ObTechnical: When TagSoup sees a prefix such as "foo:" in HTML, it
assigns it the namespace name "urn:x-prefix:foo".

ObHistorical:  I was Pope32767.

They do not preach                              John Cowan
  that their God will rouse them                cowan@ccil.org
    A little before the nuts work loose.        http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
They do not teach
  that His Pity allows them                         --Rudyard Kipling,
    to drop their job when they damn-well choose.   "The Sons of Martha"

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