Namespaces: prefixes vs. no prefixes

Ron Bourret rbourret at
Wed Jul 29 14:42:17 BST 1998

John Cowan wrote:
> "In the DTD iff in the instance" is certainly true.  The application
> need not use them if it uses something similar to my namespace
> prefix remapper.  Perhaps I should have an ability to declare a
> prefix to be attached to unprefixed names, but I don't really see
> the point of it.

I was going to suggest such a function (a prefix for unprefixed names), but then 
realized I didn't know what the rules were.  For the moment, leave it out and 
let applications implement it locally if they want to -- it's not difficult.  In 
the future, it might be a nice backward compatibility tool.

-- Ron Bourret

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