Namespace Comments

james anderson James.Anderson at
Tue Aug 4 23:15:33 BST 1998

James Clark wrote:
> Using 'xml:namespace' would mean that a namespace 'foo' was declared
> using
>   xml:namespace:foo="..."
> which looks very strange to me.

as an alternative,


would look "normal", would eliminate the xmlns "namespace", and would avoid
the anomaly of having the prefix value itself encoded as a name.

as i would prsume that this rather mundane option must have been eliminated in
the deliberation process, i ask whether there is some intended advantage to
the proposed prefix binding mechanism?

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