The per-element-type namespace partition

Don Park donpark at
Mon Dec 20 20:58:58 GMT 1999

Tim Bray wrote:
>Another way to ask the same question is: in
><html:a href="foo">, what namespace is href in?
>The fuzzy, non-precise answer that kept coming
>up was "it's in the namespace of the <html:a>
>element".  That sounded good to everyone but
>it was hard to understand at a programmer-level
>term just what it meant.

How about "attributes inherit the element's namespace?"

Frankly, I think some parts of XML Namespace spec
suffers from paranoia over uncommon use cases.
I have suffered such paranoia myself, usually after
a bone-jarring series of arguments.


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark at
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