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   Re: More on Namespaces (long, but optimistic)

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: "XML Dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 16:55:37

At 08:20 15/08/98 -0700, Don Park wrote:
>Perhaps it would be helpful for the XML developer community if we came up
>with a list of problematic or controversial aspects of the new Namespace
>proposal.  The list differs from the spec in that it details the benefits
>and problems of each namespace features.  Such a list can be used to assess
>the impact of the new namespace proposal on one's work.

Sounds a useful suggestion. I think it would be particularly useful if it
highlighted those parts of the spec which could be implemented/discussed
independently of each other (if this is the case).

To extract things out of my previous message I'd highlight:
	- the mechanics of changing prefixes in documents with name collisions
(including verifying uniqueness of prefixes
	- the mechanics of changing prefixes in DTDs when confronted with a given
document instance
	- a beginner's guide to scoping. What it is meant to do. This should
include clear examples of scoped documents, their interpretation and their
fully expanded form. Maybe JohnCowan's NamespaceFilter will do the latter
bit. Personally I work best from examples.

Since DonP made the suggestion I suggest that replies are posted to XML-DEV
but that DonP collates and summarises them...


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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