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- From: David Megginson <email@example.com>
- To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 09:01:25 -0500 (EST)
james anderson writes:
> The difference between XML proper and "Namespaces in XML" is that
> while XMLdescribes a code, for which the BNF suffices, the
> namespace spec deals exactly with the relation between the encoded
> representation and another domain. If there were a formal
> description of this relation, then it would easier to understand,
> easier to check for completeness and correctness and, ultimately,
> easier to produce a conforming implementation.
I'm not certain that this is exactly right. "Namespaces in XML"
describes a naming scheme that can enable a relation between the
encoded representation and another domain, but it specifies neither
the relation nor the other domain.
I'm going to try a very simple exposition in a separate message.
All the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
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