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Subject: Re: [xsl] namespace defaults
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:08:31 -0000

Correct, c is not in any namespace.

There's various terminology for this; you'll sometimes see it being called the
"null namespace". But for some reason, the namespace rec is very insistent
that the collection of names-not-having-a-namespace-uri is not itself a
namespace, it's just a collection of local names. I've been known to call it
the namespace that dare not speak its name.

Michael Kay
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On 28 Oct 2014, at 10:15, Marc Lambrichs marc.lambrichs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> We're a bit confused about namespacing. Suppose we have this:
> <ns1:a
>  <ns2:b>
>    <c>something</c>
>  </ns2:b>
> </ns1:a>
> To what namespace does "c" belong to? I would say: a default one, if there
is any. But what if there isn't one? In the latter case, here's our guess:
there's no prefix, so it doesn't belong to any namespace. Right?
> We've taking into account
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-names/#scoping-defaulting
> and
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-names/#concepts
> Cheers,
> Marc

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