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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 12:30:21 -0400
Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
> <price currency="USD" unit="litre">1.0</price>
> <atomArray builtin="element">O H H</atomArray>
> This does NOT break my software because it simply scans for things it knows
> about in content (e.g. <atomArray>).
This is the perfect application of namespaces, since your module that
understands molecules wants to process only "C:molecule" elements, where
C is any prefix that is proxied to its namespace URI. Other random
"molecule" elements created by other people for other reasons should
not get processed.
> This is perhaps cleaner, but it's a lot more complicated and not many
> people (with 2-3 honourable exceptions) seem to be interested in developing
> XLink applications or software.
Part of the trouble is that the XLink WDs are old, and we keep hearing
rumors of massive changes in the next draft --- which has not yet
been forthcoming. Until that happens, I for one will shy away from
(I'm also piqued because I sent 8 or 9 well-drafted defect reports
to the XLink/XPointer editors and heard nothing except "Thanks for
sending, we'll reply soon." That was in June. A later ping got
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