Namespace Comments

Charles Frankston cfranks at
Wed Aug 5 05:24:25 BST 1998

Mr. Anderson --

To answer the first of your many questions:

Yes, a syntax virtually identical to yours, that allowed multiple namespace
declarations in a single attribute was considered.  The resulting syntactic
problems swayed the WG away from that approach.  (Some of the issues -- you
now need an internal quoting mechanism, or a careful proscription on the
legal characters in a URI, in order to allow proper separation of the pairs.
It gets even messier to come up with a syntax to declare the default

I couldn't understand most of the rest of your questions.

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