Namespaces (and validation)

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Aug 6 22:09:41 BST 1998

james anderson wrote:

> if the 19980802 spec were refined to include the requisite mechanism for
> binding prefixes outside of the root element along with the anscilliary
> scoping rules, then this should be possible.

Doubtless, but it doesn't and that's that.  In the DTD, prefixes
are without meaning.

> the implicit pi binding mechanism and dynamic scope rule of the earlier draft
> were, in any event, sufficient.

So they were.  "Dynamic" scope?  More like global scope.
Et iterum censeo, local ns definition (as opposed to local
ns *defaulting*, which I applaud) delenda est.

John Cowan		cowan at
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