Re: Namespace question: Do attributes inherit the element's namespace?
At 12:14 PM 1/6/00 -0800, Tim Bray wrote: >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. It's kind of like >non-Euclidean geometries; each of the three options above produces a >self-consistent universe, so the only question is, which one do we >want to live in? > >Most applications, it seems, want to live in Universe #1, and the >namespace spec allows them to do that. -Tim While this may be a solution that would get the spec out of committee, it's the kind of solution that leads to endless questioning as well as bizarre conformance problems when documents built for one system have to be processed in another system. XML's cross-platform/cross-application nature seems to call for more consistency, not less, but that doesn't seem to be the way things go all the time. Simon St.Laurent XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed. Building XML Applications Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical Cookies / Sharing Bandwidth http://www.simonstl.com 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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