WMO Core Metadata Profile version 1.3


TEST TYPE: Abstract tests for XML encoding
TEST GROUP: Explicit identification of namespaces in XML
TEST ID: http://wis.wmo.int/2012/metadata/conf/explicit-xml-namespace-identification
TEST PURPOSE: Requirement 6.2.1: Each WIS Discovery Metadata record shall explicitly name all namespaces used within the record; use of default namespaces is prohibited.
TEST METHOD: In the instance document under test inspect all ‘xmlns’ declarations to ensure that an XML namespace is provided; e.g.
<gmd:MD_Metadata xmlns:gmd="http://www.isotc211.org/2005/gmd" … >

The following ‘xmlns’ declaration is not permitted:
<MD_Metadata xmlns:="http://www.isotc211.org/2005/gmd" … >





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