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

Bob Kline bkline at
Fri Jan 7 04:43:02 GMT 2000

On 6 Jan 2000, David Megginson wrote:

> No, Tim and I are saying the same thing.  My firm 'no' (for most
> applications) was to the question "Are they different?". 

I see.  If that's what the following passage meant then perhaps you'll
understand my confusion.

> Basically, then, the main question was whether the attribute names in
> the following two examples are identical:
>   <html:a href="foo">
> and
>   <html:a html:href="foo">
> For most applications (such as RDF, and, possibly, XSL), the answer is
> a firm 'no' ....


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