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Re: using namespaces to version

Warren Hedley wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 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
> the form:
> http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.0/
> http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
> http://purl.org/dc/qualifiers/1.1/

Yes, with the restriction that a change of namespace is a change of
vocabulary that, IMHO, should be reserved for major releases (you don't
want editorial or minor changes to be considered as a change of

> 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?

I have proposed something along these lines a while ago [1] that I have
found very convenient to use for both examplotron and XSLTunit...

Hope this helps


[1] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200103/msg00995.html

> Thanks,
> Warren Hedley
> --
> Warren Hedley
> The Bioengineering Research Group
> The University of Auckland
> New Zealand
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