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[xml-dev] namespace-unawareness

From: Mike Sokolov <sokolov@--------.--->
To: xml-dev@-----.---.---
Date: 11/17/2010 4:49:00 PM
Oh List, here's a question:

Do standard XML tools provide a mechanism for handling XML documents 
containing tags with prefixed names but no corresponding namespace 
declaration?  For example, if I'm given a document containing something 

<related-article xlink:href="xxx" />

and the xlink prefix is never declared, should a parser (for example) be 
able to parse this document if it's set up with namespace-aware=false?  
And various followup questions (if so: what is the name of the 
attribute? if not: what is the point of namespace-aware=false)?

Michael Sokolov
Engineering Director

PubFactory: the revolutionary e-publishing platform from iFactory


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