Namespace handling in XML Processors
david at megginson.com
Sun Aug 29 18:52:38 BST 1999
schen at falconwing.com writes:
> 1) If an XML processor was semantically interpreting an XML document but
> encounters an unknown namespace, is it mandated to ignore all elements and
> attributes in that namespace? I thought this was the case, but after
> re-reading the standard I see it's not defined. If this is not
> standardized, can anyone say what is currently the common practice?
I'd expect that it is the responsibility of the Namespace designer to
specify this: there is no single set of rules that will work for all
> 2) How should a validating XML parser deal with namespaces?
The validating parser must validate against the DTD -- the validation
(at least, as defined by XML 1.0) doesn't concern Namespaces.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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