Re: Question about the sytax of namespace declarations
At 12:41 PM 27/02/02 -0800, Wayne Steele wrote: >Question: > >Is the below document "conforming" with regard to the XML-Namespaces rec? > ><root xmlns:a="" /> It's not, but this is probably a bug BTW. You can "undeclare" the default namespace like so: <root xmlns="foo" > <child xmlns="" /> </root> so why shouldn't you be able to undeclare other prefixes, e.g. <root xmlns:foo="bar" > <child xmlns:foo="" /> </root> James Clark was the first to notice this, but that was after namespaces had been out for a year. BTW, *nobody* thinks it's a good idea to allow a namespace name to be an empty string - if the abovec were allowed, it would strictly be in the interests of undeclaring prefixes; which would break no existing namespace semantics. Who knows, it might even get done someday. -Tim
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