Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#3628 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Namespace URLs in export files are broken links

Reported by: jblz's profile jblz Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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When performing a standard WordPress export, the resultant file ends up with a couple of lines like this:


Both of the above links result in a 404.

They're generated during the export here.

It doesn't seem to adversely affect the import process using the standard importer plugin, but the schema should be accessible.

It's likely just a minor server configuration issue.

Change History (2)

#1 @Otto42
6 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Those are XML namespaces, not URLs or links.

Just because a thing starts with 'http' doesn't mean that it needs to be a valid location. It is an identifier. It resides in a domain that we have control over ( so that we know that it will be consistent and will not change.

A namespace name is a uniform resource identifier (URI). Typically, the URI chosen for the namespace of a given XML vocabulary describes a resource under the control of the author or organization defining the vocabulary, such as a URL for the author's Web server. However, the namespace specification does not require nor suggest that the namespace URI be used to retrieve information; it is simply treated by an XML parser as a string. For example, the document at itself does not contain any code. It simply describes the XHTML namespace to human readers. Using a URI (such as "") to identify a namespace, rather than a simple string (such as "xhtml"), reduces the probability of different namespaces using duplicate identifiers.

#2 @jblz
6 years ago

Thanks, @Otto42. That makes sense.

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