Namespace question: Do attributes inherit the element's namespace?

Tim Bray tbray at
Thu Jan 6 21:22:41 GMT 2000

At 03:47 PM 1/6/00 -0500, Bob Kline wrote:
>OK.  If I understand your last paragraph, you're saying the opposite of
>what David M. said earlier in the thread ("[f]or most applications ...
>the answer is a firm 'no' [the two examples are *not* identical]") -

Er, I guess so... did David really mean that?  In my experience we have
got a lot of complaints saying "obviously the two are identical, you
should have made it compulsory" and very few (none?) saying "you should have
disallowed treating them as equivalent".

I think we did the right thing. -T.

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