Custom XML on 4/8 WG4 Meeting
MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)
eb2m-mrt at asahi-net.or.jp
Thu May 6 15:52:28 CEST 2010
I am not a fan of the following guidance in the proposed rewrite .
[Guidance: The uri attribute on custom XML elements or
attributes can be used to specify XML prefixes when extracting
XML documents from custom XML markup. If the uri attribute is
specified for custom XML elements or attributes then a consumer can
choose to add a prefix to the output XML elements or attributes
based on the value of the uri attribute. If the uri attribute is
omitted for custom XML elements or attributes then a consumer
can choose to not write a prefix to the output XML elements or
attributes. End guidance]
I first thought that this is simply misguided. But it appears to be
almost correct, if we carefully read "can". However, "if the uri
attribute is omitted", I believe that consumers are required not to add prefixes.
Moreover, I do not see any real values in this guidance. An XML
document example generated from the custom XML example would
be much more helpful.
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