[xml] Parsed entities in namespaces

I think I might have stumbled across a problem with the way libxml handles entities when the reference is inside a default namespace. (I am using libxml2-2.6.11)
-- a.xml --
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE root SYSTEM "" [
<!ENTITY element "<child_entity/>">
<root xmlns="http://www.test.com/test">
If I run the following XSLT against this xml (to output the namespace of each element)
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" >
  <xsl:template match="node()">
    <xsl:value-of select="name()"/><xsl:text>: </xsl:text>
    <xsl:value-of select="namespace-uri()"/><xsl:text>
I get
child: http://www.test.com/test
Why isn't the "child_entity" in the default namespace as well? From what I can tell reading the XML and Namespace specs, my xml document should be directly equivalent to:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root xmlns="http://www.test.com/test">
Is this a bug with libxml, or have I misunderstood something?

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