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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 19:00:54 -0500
At 03:46 PM 12/29/00 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>It was dropped because the inevitable question arose: does src=
>point at a DTD or some to-be-determined-in-the-future other
>schema language? ... and the subsequent realization that even in
>the traditional DTD territory, you often have more than one
>associated with a single vocabulary. Bringing it back won't
>help with the problem.
It won't solve that particular problem, but it would let namespaces serve
to _identify_ without having to _explain_. To me, that would be a
substantial move toward getting back to real work.
It doesn't solve everything, but it might settle the ever-swirling 'what do
namespaces mean' question, and wouldn't require waiting for DDDS, UDDI,
DISCO, or the solution-of-the-month to finally appear.
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books