Another errata?

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Feb 2 14:48:42 GMT 1999

Mark Birbeck wrote:

> OK then, some have argued, at least shouldn't 'isbn' automatically be
> part of the 'bk' namespace? Still no, I'm afraid. Every member of a
> namespace is meant to be unique.

Well, not quite.  An element can have the same name as a global
attribute without problem.  There is a contradiction, AFAI can see,
between clause 5.3 and Appendix A, and obviously 5.3 is normative.

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