Re: (dsssl) Hypothetical question on namespaces

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Hypothetical question on namespaces
From: Trent Shipley <tcshipley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 16:50:15 -0700
Does it therefore follow that if you use XML namespaces in your document that 
the document is no longer an SGML document?

How can it be a valid XML document and not parsable by a parser that is 
supposed to handle a lexical-semantic set that should properly contain the 
XML lexical-syntax?

On Wednesday 03 October 2001 10:27, you wrote:
> > nsgmls claims to deal with XML; therefore, it must cope with
> > namespaces.
> Not so. Namespace support is not required by a processor that
> implements XML 1.0. (which isn't surprising that the namespace rec came
> out a year later, more or less).
> (Of course one can use dsssl with documents that use namespaces, just as
> one can use dtds, but typically you have to restrict yourself to fixed
> prefixes. Unlike a namespace aware xml parser, the sgml parser won't
> automatically do the right thing if different prefixes are used for the
> same namespace.
> David
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