XML namespace declarations in SP config files

Matthew X. Economou xenophon at irtnog.org
Wed Apr 6 09:30:04 EDT 2016

Peter Schober writes:

> The cases where I do this (e.g. in SAML Metadata or the IDP's
> attribute-filter.xml) is when I have legacy files using a default
> (vs. an explicit) namespace, and have newer rules using an implicit
> (vs. a default) namespaces.

Scott Cantor writes:

> Any time there are qualified attributes, it becomes necessary to
> a prefix, and the defaulting is there to avoid extra markup. Prefixes
> are also better when using xsi:type, for clarity.

Thank you both for clarifying this.

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