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RE: Namespace: what's the correct usage?

Martin Gudgin wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>

> >
> > why would anyone want to complicate this with different namespaces for
> each
> > element of the structure?
> I wouldn't 'complicate it with different namespaces for each
> element in the
> structure'. I would qualify the top-level element ( person ) and
> not qualify
> the children. This seems the most natural mapping to

but that means there are (at least potentially) _two_ namespaces for the
structure, one for the qualified top level element and another for the
unprefixed children.

> package example.org.person;
> public class person
> {
>     String given;
>     String family;
> }
> to me at least...

The difference is that in XML elements are first class entities, that is the
"given" element is not declared within the scope of the "person" class.