Comments on Section 2.6 of XML-Namespaces

Andrew Layman andrewl at
Sun Apr 5 07:28:49 BST 1998

The points you raise were addressed during the discussion leading up to the
current paper.  Briefly, the namespaces facility does not address how
"global" attributes are to be declared. It says merely that if a single
attribute is used in two different element types, it may use namespace
qualification to represent that it is in fact the same attribute, not two
attributes with equivocal names.

Nor does the namespace facility express an opinion on when such use is
reasonable. As you note, the XML-Link proposal has found it useful.  

	I hope this summary is useful.  

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as:
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list