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XML Namespace Spec

 
Parth Twari
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Now this question of niko's

Q.7 Is this a valid use of header.tag, a JSP tag file that is located in WEB-INF/tags? (1 correct answer)

<%@ taglib prefix="1" tagdir="/WEB-INF/tags" %>
<html>
<body>
<1:header />
</body>
</html>

1. Yes.
2. No.
Answer: 1

Here 1 is used as a prefix . Spec says
A prefix must follow the naming convention specified in the
XML namespaces specification.


What is XML namespaces specification? Where can we get it from?
 
Frits Walraven
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I have no idea where you can get the XML namespaces specification, and how you should read it (I found one at w3c, but that one disallows digits as prefixes...)

The important thing to remember for the exam is the following:
Empty prefixes are illegal. If you are developing or using custom tags, you cannot use the tag prefixes jsp, jspx, java, javax, servlet, sun, and sunw, as they are reserved by Sun Microsystems

Funny enough you can also use an underscore as a valid prefix.

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Frits
 
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You'll find the grammatical rules of the namespace here.

NCName ::= (Letter | '_') (NCNameChar)*
NCNameChar ::= Letter | Digit | '.' | '-' | '_' | CombiningChar | Extender

The namespace must start with a letter or an underscore. But as Frits said, you don't need to remember this for the exam.
 
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Ok thanks..
 
Frits Walraven
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Ok, then I was looking in the same place as Christophe.

Again this is a question where the answer is questionable: Tomcat allows it but according to the rules it should not have been possible...

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Frits
 
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