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RE: Namespace or document gloss?
- From: Miles Sabin <MSabin@interx.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 22:39:31 +0000
Edd Dumbill wrote,
> I was thinking along similar lines, too. As indeed Paul Grosso
> observed earlier there are elements of this that fit with the
> "XML Packaging" thing.
> Maybe all that's needed is a way (PI or attribute) for a
> document instance to indicate a relevant resource bundle (or
> whatever it gets called...) -- or maybe documents can
> incorporate inline aspects from the resource vocabulary.
I don't think that's the right way to go. By hardwiring
references to associated resources into the document instance
itself you make it impossible to reuse an existing doc with a
different collection of resources without modifying the doc, or
using some XML processor specific override mechanism (eg. a SAX
I'm thinking of something more along the lines of the
Decorator Pattern ... which is what I was groping towards here,
> Either way, I'm enormously happy to see this activity underway.
Miles Sabin InterX
Internet Systems Architect 5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)20 8817 4030 London, W6 0LJ, England