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Re: [xml-dev] targetNamespace and default namespace



On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM, Thomas Passin <list1@tompassin.net> wrote:
> I seem to remember from way back a lot of discussion about how you would be
> able to use elements from another namespace or schema, if they weren't
> qualified somehow.  That might have been mostly about inserting XML
> fragments from one document into another, I don't remember too clearly.  It
> would have lead to not wanting to default namespaces to that of the parent
> element.
> TomP
> On 9/29/2016 11:26 AM, Michael Kay wrote:
>> omeone, I think, had the bright idea that if a container element is
>> in a namespace
>> <svg:svg xmlns:svg="http://svg.com/";>
>>      <rectangle/>
>>      <circle/>
>> </svg:svg>
>> then there is no good reason why its children need to be in a
>> namespace: like attributes, they are scoped by the container. The
>> idea didn't catch on, but the schema spec was written in the belief
>> that this was the way forwards.
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