Re: [xsl] Transformation of

Subject: Re: [xsl] Transformation of
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:01:33 GMT
> No it wouldn't - provided they let through the names that have
> actually been allocated for use by particular recommendations.

That's exactly the point.

the XML namespaces rec could be written defining a meaning for the
previously undefined xmlns attribute because _existing parsers_ written
_before_ xml namespaces became a recommendation would parse that
attribute without error. If parsers were allowed to barf on these
reserved names then every time another name that is "reserved for future
use" actually got used, every parser on the planet would have to be
updated, which would mean, practically speaking, that non of the reserved
names would ever be used, the cost would be too high.


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