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Re: your comments on 4.6.1 Namespaces and Attributes
Yes, I unfortunately forgot this was in the non-normative section. I
have a link to the section for those who care:
One perception is that a non-prefixed attribute is not in the default
namespace, but is instead associated with the element and thus is
indirectly in whichever namespace the owning element is in.
John Cowan wrote:
Julian Reschke scripsit:
Its not so much the 'definition' of the attribute, but more on theSays who?
'context' of the attribute. Non-prefixed attributes are dependant on and
live within the context of the element, while prefixed attributes are
While it's true that XML Namespaces is silent on the use of namespace-qualified
attributes, it does (non-normatively) call them "global", and in fact they
have mostly been used for attribute-based architectures like XLink, where
you want to be able to place an attribute on many different kinds of elements
with a more or less fixed meaning.