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From "Hollenbeck, Scott" <sholl...@netsol.com>
Subject RE: xml:lang Attribute
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2000 11:48:17 GMT
Thanks for the clarification, Eric and Andy.  I'll use Eric's suggestion to
define my own language-typed attribute for now.

Scott Hollenbeck
Network Solutions, Inc. Registry

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Clark [mailto:andyc@apache.org]
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 7:10 PM
To: general@xml.apache.org
Subject: Re: xml:lang Attribute

Eric Ye wrote:
> It is really sticky to use attribute "xml:lang" , or any attribute 
> with reserved prfix "xml:", with Schema validation. The mean reason 
> is prefix "xml:" is always bound to  a specially reserved namespace 
> URI "http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace", however there is no 
> special Schema with the same targetNameSpace as such. Maybe we 
> should raise this issue to W3C schema working group.

Another option is that we special case the "xml:lang" and
"xml:space" attributes so that we don't run into this problem
while it is clarified by the working group.

Andy Clark * IBM, JTC - Silicon Valley * andyc@apache.org

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