Re: Namespace prefix declarations vs DTDs
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Bjoern Hoehrmann writes: > I would like the XML Conformance Test Suite to cover test cases such > as these two documents. > > <!DOCTYPE x [ <!ELEMENT x EMPTY> ]> > <x xmlns:xml='http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace'/> > > <!DOCTYPE x [ <!ELEMENT x EMPTY> ]> > <x xmlns:foo='http://example.org'/> > > The reason for inclusion is that there is confusion as to whether the > documents are valid. My own reading is that both documents are not > valid. The libxml2 tool xmllint regards the first as valid but the > second as invalid. The W3C Markup Validator accepts both as valid. I agree with your judgement (as does rxp). Getting them in the test suite may take a while, see below. > May I also enquire as to the status of previous submissions, e.g. > > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-testsuite/2005Dec/thread.html#msg1 I believe the relevant spec. changes were made in subsequent editions. I haven't checked the status of the proposed tests. > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-testsuite/2006Sep/0000.html Hmmm. No discussion. I'll see what I can do. > Please let me know if there is anything I can do to ensure their > timely inclusion. The only member of the Core WG who regularly maintained the Test Suite has taken a leave for personal reasons. W3C staff time constraints doesn't permit me to spend much time on the test suite, I'm sorry. Net conclusion: what you can do to help, which would be _very_ welcome, is to join the XML Core WG and take over maintenance of the Test Suite. > As an aside, the errata of the first edition of Namespaces in XML > got broken in September 2007 and has not been fixed since. Hmm. The reason for this is obscure == I can't immediately figure out how to fix it. I'll get back to you. ht - -- Henry S. Thompson, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh Half-time member of W3C Team 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 651-1426, e-mail: email@example.com URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/ [mail really from me _always_ has this .sig -- mail without it is forged spam] -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFKEajWkjnJixAXWBoRAnv7AJ9WWVGowUhktBFR7qTUp2doHr8STgCfRFV/ NN5L4K+8qduOIInIVFbNQLk= =wfM5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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