attribute values as qnames?

Andrew Layman andrewl at
Thu Dec 23 20:46:29 GMT 1999

The namespaces specification does not take a stand on qnames in attribute
values, or, more exactly, the specification leaves it up to an application
to interpret attribute values, and up to an attribute's creator to set the
rules for its expression and interpretation.

The draft schema specifications define a qname datatype, presumably
instructing a generic application (or savvy processor) to interpret a
qualified name according to the sort of rules that the namespace
specification uses for element and attribute names. 

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