XSchema Spec Section 2.2, Draft 1

Chris Maden crism at oreilly.com
Wed Jun 10 17:24:41 BST 1998

[Simon St.Laurent]

> Do you mean that the namespace prefix XSC is redundant?


> (I agree it probably is, though the namespaces spec uses QName in
> ATTLIST declarations.)

There was a lot of debate about that.  The rationale for allowing
QName for attribute names is that some attributes are globally
applicable - like xml:lang.  But an attribute that is inherently bound
to its element type (which I would maintain that the id is, at least
in this case), the namespace prefix is both redundant and confusing.

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