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Re: XML Schema: DOs and DON'Ts

> OK, perfectly valid for that use case but that is *not* the use case you
> give in your document. The reason you give for using attribute groups is
> because you don't think people should use global attribute declarations.

OK, now I understand your point better. Let me go back to your original

> 4.    Regarding your comment about attribute groups, why not just use a
> local attribute declaration? That *is* what you get anyway despite the
> syntactic sugar that, it would seem, makes you think otherwise.

As you said, a local attribute declaration will solve the problem I
depicted. But why do you bother learning that attributes can be used
locally, when you can achieve the same effect by using attribute groups?

And you need attribute groups anyway.

It's just that I didn't feel the necessity to mention that attributes
can be declared locally.

Maybe I can even argue that local attributes are bad because you can't
reuse or override them. (maybe)

> > Again I'd appreciate if you would tell me why you wrote
> >
> > <foo:person xmlns:foo="http://best.practice.com">
> >   <familyName> KAWAGUCHI </familyName>
> >   <lastName> Kohsuke </lastName>
> > </foo:person>
> >
> > instead of
> >
> > <person xmlns="http://best.practice.com">
> >   <familyName> KAWAGUCHI </familyName>
> >   <lastName> Kohsuke </lastName>
> > </person>
> Perhaps because I'm mapping from the following Java type;
> package best.practice.com;
> public class person
> {
>     String familyName;
>     String lastName;
> }
> I think a lot of people that are using XML for something other than document
> markup may well end up going this way.

I think you don't answer my question. There is no reason that data
binding software can't support my way of using namespace. It's not a
matter of document or data. It's, well, a matter of philosophy or

What is the reason *not* to qualify lastName and firstName (ouch, I just
find that familyName==lastName .... )?

And if you don't qualify familyName, then how can you distinguish that familyName
element from this familyName element?

<x:mafiaCatalog xmlns:x="http://some.department.of.fbi.gov">
  <familyName> KAWAGUCHI </familyName>
  <area> Chicago </area>

In the concept of XML namespace, I believe they are strictly identical
elements because their namespace URI and their local name are the same.
Why can you justify that such a mixture is OK if you can tell the
difference from its ancestor?

> That's easy :-) *Always* put xmlns='' on any qualified element;

You are right. I found the same technique described in the spec.

E-Mail: kohsukekawaguchi@yahoo.com