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Re: Relative Namespaces

  • From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@h...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 08:43:03 -0500

Re: Relative Namespaces
Jeff Rafter asked -

> Also to clarify-- is Tim saying that the following is pointless because it
> equates to a prefixed name being treated as a non namespace name or is he
> saying that the document is in error wrt to namespaces because the prefix
> can not logically be resolved?
>   <foo:bar xmlns:foo="http://foo.com">
>     <foo:baz xmlns:foo=""/>
>   </foo:bar>
I think that this is a way to have the foo:baz element have no namespace
rather than that of its parent.  How else could you indicate that, if an empty
string were different from no namespace?


Tom P


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