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

David Megginson david at
Fri Jan 7 00:13:48 GMT 2000

"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl at> writes:

> XML's cross-platform/cross-application nature seems to call for more
> consistency, not less, but that doesn't seem to be the way things go
> all the time.

Junk in standards is like rat feces in chocolate bars -- there's
always going to be some, but we try to keep it to a minimum.  Think of
ANSI C trigraphs, XML unparsed entities, and Unicode combining
characters, three things that nobody but the
hard-core-I'm-going-to-prove-they're-useful-if-it-kills-me zealots are
ever going to use.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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