Re: Namespace question: Do attributes inherit the element's namespace?
ie., Mr Waldin's conclusion is correct, and the REC actually requires application recognize that a conforming parser may well distinguish between the two encodings and the application must act as if the standard is option #2. Ray Waldin wrote: > > Tim Bray wrote: > > So... let's try again. Consider these two > > > > <html:a href="foo"> > > <html:a html:href="foo"> > > > > The namespace spec could have said one of three things: > > > > 1. These must always be treated as identical > > 2. These must always be treated as different > > 3. Applications can make up their minds > > > > The then-Working Group eventually went for #3. ... > > How can #3 be an option at the application level if #2 isn't enforced at > the parser level? Will parsers allow switching between these universes > at parse time? > Tim Bray responded: > > At 04:48 PM 1/6/00 -0800, Ray Waldin wrote: > > <html:a href="foo" html:href="bar"/> > > > >This element must be considered well-formed from the standpoint of XML > >1.0 + Namespaces in order to allow #3 at the application level, no? And > >furthermore, applications wanting to live in #1 have to do extra work > >for each and every attribute to ensure that documents in #3 are in the > >subset that is universe #1. Yikes! > > That's correct. Apps can't rely on a generic XML or namespace processor > to raise an error on this. If they want to do so, they have to do the > work themselves. But the alternative - never allowing this to happen - > seemed even more unattractive. -Tim xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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