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

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Nov 6 14:27:33 GMT 1998

Tim Bray wrote:

> 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 -->
> ></x>
> Good catch.  This comment is erroneous - the namespace only applies
> to things that are prefixed "edi", which the "x" element clearly
> isn't.

I think the comment is correct as it stands, though I agree it could
be clearer.  Element isn't element tag/GI.

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