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using namespaces to version
- From: Warren Hedley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 10:29:50 +1200
I'm wondering if anyone on the list has any strong opinions about
the use of namespaces for versioning. In particular, am I likely
to run into any problems if I base my namespaces on the Dublin Core
format shown below?
I quite like the Dublin Core namespaces proposed in the various
Dublin Core in XML proposals at http://dublincore.org/. These have
MathML on the other hand defines one namespace and no facility for
versioning (as far as I know). So a MathML 1.0 processor has no way
of telling if a document with elements from the MathML namespace
(which is http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML ) is invalid or from a
future version of MathML (though one could argue that these are the
same thing as far as the processor is concerned).
There is a thread on this topic in the archive, although no real
conclusion or recommendation seems to have been reached. The link is
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200008/msg00612.html . If
anyone knows of other threads in the archive that might be relevant,
could they bring them to my attention?
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