Namespaces - defaulting question (re:WD-xml-names19980916)

Tim Bray tbray at
Thu Nov 5 22:45:47 GMT 1998

At 02:32 PM 11/5/98 -0800, Steve Harris wrote:
>Reading the Namespaces specification, I've found contradictory examples
>of namespace defaulting. Any input in determining the proper
>interpretation would be greatly appreciated.
>  The first example is as follows:
><?xml version="1.0"?>
>  <x xmlns:edi=''>
>  <!-- the edi namespace applies to the "x" element and contents -->

Good catch.  This comment is erroneous - the namespace only applies
to things that are prefixed "edi", which the "x" element clearly
isn't.  The comment should say that the binding of the prefix "edi"
to the URI "" appliesto the "x"
element and contents.

To be fixed. -Tim

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