Re: [xsl] Transformation of

Subject: Re: [xsl] Transformation of
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 13:20:53 GMT
  That does not follow. As long as it MAY raise an error, then it is compliant.

  And the word "reserved" does mean that it is not permitted.

This thread should be on xml-dev not here, but I agree with Dimitre.
parsers have to accept names beginning with xml. (They are always free
to make warnings, warnings and other messages are not constrained in any
way). The whole notion of "reserving" these things would be broken if
parsers rejected them. For example when xml namespaces used xmlns or the
XML stylesheet rec used xml-stylesheet or xml base used xml:base the
assumption was that these things could be layered over an existing
parser: the parsers accpt them but they won't appear in existing
documents as they were "reserved". If parsers reject them then the
layering would be somewhat broken.

> A simple example - if you park your car in the space marked "Reserved
> for the managing director" - how long do you think you will keep your job?

If the car park attendant ensured that the space stayed reserved by
building a wall around that slot, so stopping everyone, including the
managing director, from parking there, how long would he keep _his_ job?


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